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Basil Norris Ricketts
Sergeant, United States Army
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Sergeant Ricketts is apparently the son of James B. Ricketts, Major General, United States Army.  He is buried in the General's gravesite in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery and his listed next-of-kin was Fannie Ricketts of San Jose, California (the General's wife).  He was born in New York City on 21 December 1868 and died on 1 February 1910.

Per the records below, he served in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders), and was wounded in the hip in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

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BN Ricketts Rough Rider Service

BN Ricketts Rough Rider Service

BN Ricketts Rough Riders Service

BN Ricketts Rough Rider Service

BN Ricketts Rough Riders Service

BN Ricketts Rough Riders Service
Rough Riders Service Courtesy of the National Archives


Posted:13 July 2003

BN Ricketts Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003