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J.W. Ricketts

J.W. Ricketts

Federal (USV)


Joseph W. Ricketts

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Captain, Company K, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 20 September 1862 at Shepherdstown Ford, VA.

References & notes

Basic information and photograph from Smith1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave, thanks to the pointer from Adam.


1/16/1836; Baltimore, MD


09/20/1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


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]