★  Ricketts, James B.

James Brewerton Ricketts
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Born: June 21, 1817
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Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: George Robert Ashe Ricketts 1790 –

Mother: Mary Brewerton 1790 – 1820

1st Wife: Harriet Josephine Pierce 1818 – 1854
(Buried: Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York)​

2nd Wife: Frances Ann Livingston Pyne Lawrence 1835 – 1900
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Children:

Mary Brewerton Ricketts Graham 1842 – 1922​
(Buried: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Frances Brewerton Ricketts Burr 1866 – 1946​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine)​
Sgt. Basil Norris Ricketts 1868 – 1910​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:

1839: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (16th in class)​

Occupation before War:

Served in the fighting in Canada and on the border disputes​
1846 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, Artillery​
Served in the United States Army, Artillery​
He received no Brevet Promotions during the Mexican War​
Participated in the Battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista, Mexico​
Captain in United States Army, Artillery​
Served in the fighting with the Seminole Indians and on Texas Frontier​

Civil War Career:

1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia​
1861: Wounded 4 times and Captured at First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Prisoner of War held in Richmond, Virginia​
1861: Exchanged for Confederate Colonel Julius A De Langel​
1862: Paroled in January by the Confederate Army​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Injured and had two horses shot under him Battle of Antietam​
1862 – 1863: Served on the Court Martial of Fitz John Porter​
1864: Division Commander during the Overland Campaign​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Cold Harbor​
1864: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1864: Served in the Battle of Monocacy, Maryland​
1864: Served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Received a mini ball thru his chest disabling him for life​
1865: Division Commander in the Appomattox Campaign​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander of Department of Virginia​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on April 30th

Occupation after War:

1866: Appointed and declined Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, 21st Infantry​
1866 – 1869: Served on Court Martial Duty for United States Army​
1867: Retired from United States Army due to disability​
1867: Placed on retired list of officers as Major General in U.S. Army​
1867 – 1887: Resident of Washington, D.C.​

Died: September 22, 1887

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Abscess of the right lung

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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Polloco

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According to some sources He was present during the latter part of the Appomattox Campaign. It had to be "latter" , as he was not assigned to command of the division at Appomattax until April 16th, 1865. He relieved Truman Seymour in that transfer.
 

Polloco

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It wasn't just him that was captured at 1st Manassas. Him and his entire battery, Battey I,1st Artillery, was also taken captive. I believe it consisted of six 10 pd. parrots which had been firing on Henry House Hill .
 

Polloco

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After his capture at 1st Manassas he was held captive for half a year. He was exchanged for Julius A. De Lagnel who was captured at Laurel Hill after the battle of Rich Mt. not Manassas.
 
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