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OR XLII P1 #117: Report of Captain R Bruce Ricketts, Bttyy F 1st PA Lt Arty, August 12-27, 1864

Numbers 117. Report of Captain R Bruce Ricketts, Battery F, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, of operations August 12-27.1

August 28, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to following report of the part taken my battery in the operations of the Second Army Corps, from August 12 to August 27, 1864:

August 12,marched with the Artillery Brigade of the corps from camp near Bermuda Hundred. August 14, marched at 3 a. m., crossed the James River at Deep Bottom, and report to General Mott. In position on the left of the Second Corps line, near Four-Mile Creek, from the 14th to the 18th of August. Fired from this position 466 rounds of ammunition. August 18, marched with General Mott’s division to camp in rear of the Avery house. From August 20 to August 27, in position on the right of the Jerusalem plank road, between Forst Tilton and Warren. Fired from this position forty-four rounds of ammunition fired, 510.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, First Pennsylvania Artillery, Commanding Battery F.

Lieutenant U. D. EDDY,

Act. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Second Army Corps.


  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 422
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