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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1921.021.00004
Date October 4, 1864
Scope & Content Letter from R. S. Ricketts to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles, October 4, 1864

Physical Appearance: October 4, 1864 - R. S. Ricketts at H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Signal Corps, District of the Homochitto, to [Brigadier] Gen[eral] Dan[ie]l Ruggles, Com[man]d[in]g &c. &.c, Macon, G[eorgi]a - Informs the general of his son, Lieut[enant] E. S. Ruggles' capture by the crew of the U. S. gunboat "Chillicothe" near Fort Adams on October 2. Inquires on arrangements to send the lieutenant's horse to the general. Notes that the enemy sent the lieutenant's clothes under flag of truce. Signed, "R. S. Ricketts" Operator in Charge, Signal Corps, Dist[rict] of the Homochitto [River]. 1 page.
Archival History Ricketts' letter to Brig. Gen. Ruggles was formerly located in the MC 3 R-748 files.
People Ruggles, Daniel
Lord, Capt.
Ruggles, E. S.
Subjects Capture & imprisonment
Captives
Captures
Enemies
Steamboats
Military life
Military intelligence
Military officers
Military personnel