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 W. Rickson

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W. Rickson

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 11 Jul 1864
  • Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 12632

Civil War Union Army Soldier. He was a Union prisoner of war at the infamous Andersonville prison camp. He was part of a group, collectively known as "Mosby's Raiders" and led by William "Mosby" Collins, that beat, stole from, murdered and terrorized fellow Union prisoners before they revolted. In a trial conducted by the prisoners, and endorsed by Prison commander Captain Henry Wirtz, the six "Raiders" were found guilty, and hanged. Their remains were interred away from the rest of the Union soldiers who died at the prison.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12632
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for W. Rickson (unknown–11 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12632, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .