Watercolor of 1868 Fort Ripley by Col. Edward G. Bush (1838–1892). Painted by Bush in 1880 upon revisiting the fort that he commanded September 1868 to May 1869 while a thirty-year-old captain. The painting depicts the fort as he remembered it in 1868.
Abandoned Fort Ripley, c.1895. On the left is one of the original officers’ quarters; in the foreground is the hospital and headquarters built to replace the original structure that had burned down in July 1870.