Among Mrs. Ricketts mementoes were:
ink notation in Fannie’s hand ________
General Ricketts is in Washington to serve on the court-martial
panel of Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter.
1/22/1863 letter to the General, this cover was preserved
Addressed and franked by Mary Lincoln to carry her by
precious gift of a lock of Lincoln’s hair.
Mrs. Ricketts Postal Cover:
This cover addressed to Fannie originally carried a note
regarding the Oct. 1864 wounding of General Ricketts at
The envelope with Fannie’s penciled notation was retained
as part of the packet housing her lock of the President’s
|The original note regarding the wounding of
husband, Gen. Ricketts.