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Ricketts Military Service

The following documents are from the pension record for James Marshall Ricketts of Indiana and Kansas.

Executive Department of Indiana
Adjutant General’s Office
June 3, [1981]
This certifies, that the official records of which I am the lawful custodian on file in this office show that James M. Ricketts
joined for duty and was enrolled as a Private of Company I, 119th 7 Cavalry
Regiment Indiana Volunteers at Indianapolis, Indiana on
the 18th day of August 1863, by Lt. Sahm
and that he was duly mustered into the Military
Service of the United States at Indianapolis, Indiana on the 11th
day of September 1863, for the term of three (3) years by
Captain Miller Mustering Officer
Age: 18
Mustered out at Hempstead, Texas on September 19, 1865
This Certificate is given as official evidence of enlistment, service, and
mustered out of James M. Ricketts of
Company K 119th 7 Cavalry Regiment Indiana Volunteers
Witness my hand and official seal
Alfred F. Ahner
Adjutant General, Indiana
State of Indiana
Commission on Public Records
For the Director
Debbie S. Dwenger
Archives Division

Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, D. C. Nov 26, 1870
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office
of application for Pension No. 155503, and to return it
herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that
James M. Ricketts was enrolled on the 18
day of Aug 1863 at Indianapolis in Co. K
7 Regiment of Ind Cav Volunteers to
serve 3 years or during the war, and mustered into
service as a Privt on the 11 day of Sept
1863 at Indianapolis, in Co K 7
Regiment of Ind Cav Volunteers to serve 3
years or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. K
of that Regiment for the months of Nov. an Dec.
1863 he is reported Sick in Hospital at Memphis
Tenn (date not stated) Present on all sub
rolls of Co to Aug 31/65 Mustered out
on detachment Muster out roll Sep 19/65
at Hempstead Tex as a Corpl

Certificate of Service
To all Whom it May Concern:
This is to Certify, that James m. Ricketts who was enrolled
on the 18 a of August one thousand eight hundred & sixty-three to
serve three years was Discharged on the 19 day of September 1865
with detachment at Hempstead, Texas, while holding
the grade of Corporal in Co K 7 Regiment of
Indiana Cavalry Volunteers
This Certificate is given upon evidence that the original discharge has been lost or destroyed
and in all cases upon the condition imposed by the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1873,
that it shall not be accepted as a voucher for the payment of any claim against the United States
for pay, bounty or other allowance, or as evidence in any other case.”
Given at the War Department, Washington, D.C. this 21 day of
February A.D. 1893

By authority of the Secretary of War
T C Ainswortjh
Colonel, U.S. Army
Chief, Record & Pension Office