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J.W. Ricketts
J.W. Ricketts

Federal (USV)

Captain

Joseph W. Ricketts

(1836 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He mustered as Captain, Company K, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 20 September 1862 at Shepherdstown Ford, VA.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and photograph from Smith1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave, thanks to the pointer from Adam.

Birth Date: 1/16/1836    Place of Birth: Baltimore, MD    
Death Date: 09/20/1862    Death Place: Shepherdstown, VA    Burial Place: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA



Notes

1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 734 - 735  [AotW citation 2154]



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