Ricketts' Battery

Ricketts' Battery (HMB8S)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.295', W 77° 13.723'

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Batteries F and G

— 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery —

(Front):
Ricketts' Battery
1st Penna. Light Artillery
Penna. Reserve Corps

(Back):
Present at Gettysburg Consolidated Battery F & G 3 officers & 141 men
Killed & died of wounds 7 men
Wounded 1 officer & 13 men
Captured or missing 3 men
Total 24

F
Recruited in Schuylkill co.
Total enrollment 342
Mustered in July 8, 1861
Re-enlisted Dec. 1863.
Mustered out June 9, 1865.
Killed & Died of Wounds 1 officer & 16 men
Wounded 3 officers & 40 men
Died of disease etc. 10 men
Captured or missing 12 men
Total casualties 78 men & 5 officers

G
Recruited in Philadelphia
Total enrollment 340
Mustered in July 25, 1861
Re-enlisted Dec. 1863
Mustered out June 29, 1865
Killed & died of wounds 1 officer & 15 men
Wounded 3 officers & 44 men
Died of disease etc. 12 men
Captured or missing 14 men
Total casualties exclusive of those while attached to Battery F 89

July 2d reached the field and took this position in the afternoon
and engaged the rebel batteries on Benner's Hill.
8 p.m. a rebel column charged the Battery and a desperate hand-to-hand conflict
ensued which was repulsed after every round of canister had been fired

July 3d engaged with the rebel batteries on the left and centre of the line
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HM NumberHMB8S
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Year Placed1894
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309254 N 4410331
Decimal Degrees39.82158333, -77.22871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.295', W 77° 13.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 17.70" N, 77° 13' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 780 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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