|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1836|
South Yorkshire, England
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1865|
Private Gerorge Victor Rickards
Served with Co. K 7th Florida Vol. Inf. C.S.A. During the Civil War of 1861-65
He Was Born in Yorkshire England and Came to the U.S. some time in 1853, He Went to live in Florida in 1855 and soon fell in love with the place and the People,
So when the Civil War Started He Enlisted with all his Friends into the 7th Florida Inf. CSA, To do his bit for this new born Confederacy he learned to love.
He served with his Regiment Until he was Captured on Dec.21 1864 Near Petersburg VA, He was sightly wounded at the time of his capture in the Right leg, He was then sent to Camp Chase Ohio were with out Proper Medical Attention Food and Shelter his wound soon became septic and Blood Poison quickly set in and on April 17 1865 (8 days After Lee Surrendered) He succumed to the poison in his veins and Died. And is now buried in The Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Grave No. 1884. The Attached Ambrotype is Part of My Family History and was taken some time in early 1861.
Not sure if this is helpful but I found George V. Rickards service Record in "Broadfoot's Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers" and he is listed as being captured on July 22, 1864 at the4 Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (the 7th Florida served in the Army of Tennessee and not in Virginia), then sent to Camp Chase.
Sincerely, Tim Burgess
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery
Plot: Confederate Cem. Grave No. 1884
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Jan 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5139804