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1828 in Fairfield County, Ohio, United States to Jeremiah Ricketts (1787) and Elizabeth Ricketts (1788) and died 20 September 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga (17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry ) of unspecified causes.Ezra Ricketts was born
- On September 19, 1861 at the age of 33, Ezra Rickets re-enlisted in the Ohio volunteer infantry and was assigned the command of Company F, Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Captain Rickets had already served in the 3 month 17th Ohio. The original strength of the 17th was 852 men and they trained at Camp Dennison, OH. On September 20th, 1863 he was killed at the [of Chickamauga] in Georgia where the Army of the Cumberland under Rosecrans was defeated with 16,000 casualties.
At the time of the battle, his chain of command was:
- Army of the Cumberland under William Rosecrans
- ^ American Civil War Soldiers - online database
- ^ Ohio Roster Commission (l886). Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion.. 2. Cincinnati, OH: Wilstach, Baldwin. pp. page 572. http://books.google.com/books?id=NbAKAAAAIAAJ&lr=&pg=PT623.