Private Jacob A. Rickett, Co. B, 43rd Mississippi Infantry, CSA


  • April 10: Jacob Rickett was born to Jacob and Mary Rickett in Germany.


  • By 1831 the Rickett family had immigrated to the U.S.


  • October 6: Jacob Rickett married Sallie.


  • July 25: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Columbus, Lowndes County, MS showed Jacob, a negro manager, living with his wife Sallie and their children. It is uncertain which planter living near him he was the overseer/negro manager for. The census records showed several planters. Special Note: living in the household directly next to Jacob is a man named George Rickett, 37 years old, also born in Germany.


  • August 21: Jacob enlisted in the C.S. Army in Saltillo, MS.     

  • September to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.


  • January to June: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

  • July 4: Jacob was captured in Vicksburg, MS. He signed his “Oath of Allegiance” on July 6th. Jacob was sick and remained in “parole camps” until at least December 15th.



  • July & August: Company Muster Rolls. Absent. Remarks “sick in hospital.”

  • November 30: Jacob fought at the Battle of Franklin.

  • December 17: Jacob was captured in Franklin, TN.


  • June 14: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Lowndes County, MS showed Jacob, a farmer, living with Sallie and their four children. Also living with the family is Jacob’s mother Mary and his adult brother and sister.


  • June 23: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Oktibbeha County, MS showed Jacob, a grist miller, and Sallie living with their two youngest daughters.


  • March: The Clarion, Jackson, MS listed Jacob Rickett as among many men receiving “relief” from the state of Mississippi.


  • July 10: Jacob died in Mississippi. He was buried at Mayhew Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS.




  • June 29: Sallie applied for a Mississippi Military Pension for Jacob’s military service.