I am a descendent of Jacob Ricketts, 57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
My website is at http://www.cloldergen.com
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Jacob Ricketts served in Company D, 57th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry from about August 1864 to June 1865.(16) He was in the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee. He was drafted in September 1864, and was discharged on July 5, 1865, at New Orleans, Louisiana. His rank was that of a private. At the time of his entry into the military, he was listed as 5 feet 10 inches, complexion was dark, color of eyes was blue, and color of hair was dark. His occupation was listed as a farmer.(17)
At the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, Jacob was in a far advanced position with about 1,000 US troops. He was part of the unit of John Q. Lane? The general in charge of these troops, ? ? ?, was kicked out of the army as a result of this fiasco. U. S. Gov: Extensive, 100 pages or so, medical records related to a pension claim for illness contracted during the Civil War.