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Capt John P Ricker
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1824
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1906
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

UNION CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN IN CO E, 153 PA. VOLUNTEERS. John's occupation was carpenter, and he resided in Easton.

In 1862, John (age 38) & the rest of the men of the 153rd organized in Easton for nine months.

They answered to Col. Charles Glanz, Lt. Col. Jacob Dachrodt and Maj. John F. Frueaff.

Moved from Easton to Harrisburg. Then to Wash.D.C. and to VA. Spent 3 days days doing reconnaissance work. March to Fredericksburg, VA. and then to Stafford Court House.

In 1863, John and the rest of the men took part in the "Mud March" under Burnside's second campaign for 5 days.

He spent 3 months at the Stafford Court House, followed by 4 days of preparation outside Chancellorsville before the battle.

May 1-5, 1863, John fought at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Col. Ganz and 33 enlisted men were captured, 19 were killed, 4 officers and 33 were wounded.

July 1-3, 1863, John fought at the Battle of Gettysburg under Maj. John Freuauff. He was wounded on the first day, July, 1st, 1863.

July 24, 1863, he was mustered out with the company...PSM

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rebecca Ricker (1829 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Jacob W Ricker (1850 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
Originally Created by: Frederich Otto
Record added: Apr 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18946360
Capt John P Ricker
Added by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
 
Capt John P Ricker
Added by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
 
Capt John P Ricker
Added by: Frederich Otto
 
 
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Remembering your service in the 153rd Regiment and to your country.
- Carol & David
 Added: Aug. 28, 2014
thanks for what you did for your country
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 25, 2013
Served our country
- psm
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
 
 
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