“Rickett’s Battery”

The monument to Consolidated Batteries F and G of the First Pennsylvania Light Artillery is southeast of Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill. (39.821617° N, 77.228724° W; Google map; Tour map: East Cemetery Hill)

Monument to Batteries F&G Consolidated, 1st Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at Gettysburg

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Robert B. Ricketts. It brought 144 men to the field serving six Ordnance Rifles, and suffered 6 killed, 14 wounded and 3 missing. The battery was assigned to the Third Volunteer Brigade of the Artillery Reserve.

From the front of the monument: 

Rickett’s Battery

1st Penna. Light Artillery Penna. Reserve Corps

Monument to Batteries F&G Consolidated, 1st Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at Gettysburg

From the rear of the monument:

Present at Gettysburg Consolidated Battery F & G
3 officers & 141 men.
Killed and died of wounds 7 men.
Wounded 1 officer & 13 men.
Captured or missing 3 men.
Total loss 24.

F
Recruited in Schylkill 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
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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 2nd. 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 3rd. Engaged with the Rebel batteries on the left and centre of the line.

See more on Battery F or Battery G in the Civil War