Dear Tracie My gggrandfather name was Silas Rippon or Rippeon. He fought in the Civil war.I can give you info on battles he was in. Plus he had two brothers Winfield Scott and George W. who signed up at Frederick Md at the same time to ride in the calvary. Silas mother was Fannie Louise Rippeon married to Francis Daniel Fritz. Let me know if I can be of more help I have one gen.futher back.