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J.L. Rickards

J.L. Rickards

Federal (USV)


James L. Rickards

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as First Lieutenant at age 28 in Company C, First Delaware Infantry in September 1861 at Wilmington. He was promoted to Captain on 6 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1. His photograph from one in the Seville Collection of Civil War Soldiers carte de visites at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.


c. 1833


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13712]