Jacob Ricketts, 57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D.

I am a descendent of Jacob Ricketts, 57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D.

My website is at http://www.cloldergen.com

You can find information about Jacob Ricketts at that website, in particular at:


You should be able to download an Adobe Acrobat file on the above website page that has text and many images related to Jacob Ricketts.


Curt Older


Gastonia, NC

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.

For more info see this file: http://www.cloldergen.com/resources/Jacob-Ricketts/30.-Jacob-Ricketts.pdf


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1 Response to Jacob Ricketts, 57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D.

  1. kacinash says:

    I just discovered that my 4x great-granduncle, Benjamin Franklin Trimble, was in Company D of the 57th. He was also drafted in September 1864, so it looks like they came into the service together. Trimble was also from Highland, Indiana. Thanks for sharing your information!

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