War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0438 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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Numbers 109. Report of Captain R. Bruce Ricketts, Battery F, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, of operations June 12-July 1.

HDQRS. BATTY. F, FIRST PENNSYLVANIA LIGHT ARTY., July 1, 1864.

SIR: *

June 12 and 13, marched with Second Army Corps to Wilcox's Landing, on the James River.

June 14, encamped near Wilcox's Landing.

June 15, crossed the river at Wilcox's Landing.

June 16, marched to near Petersburg with Second Army Corps, and took position on left of the line; fire ten rounds; no casualties.

June 17, in same position; not engaged.

June 18, took position on Birney's line; shelled the city of Petersburg; fired 362 rounds; no casualties.

June 19, in same position; not engaged; one man seriously wounded.

June 20, Lieutenant Brockway's section on front line; fired sixteen rounds.

June 21, marched to the left with Second Army Corps.

June 22, not in position.

June 23, in position on right of plank road, on Gibbon's line; fired forty-four rounds.

June 24, in same position; fired 242 rounds; no casualties.

The balance of the month not in position.

Total ammunition expended, 1,480 rounds.

Total casualties: 2 men killed, 5 severely wounded; 9 horses killed, 9 wounded.

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

R. BRUCE RICKETTS,

Captain First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Commanding Battery F.

Lieutenant U. D. EDDY,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Second Corps.

Numbers 110. Report of Lieutenant G. Lyman Dwight, Battery A, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, of operations June 8-30.

HDQRS. BATTY. A, FIRST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTY., July 1, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of Battery A, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, from the 8th to the 30th of June, inclusive:

I assumed command of the battery on 8th of June, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va. The strength of the company on that date was as follows: 2 commissioned officers present, 1 absent wounded, 48 enlisted men present, 12 absent wounded, 43 attached men present, 9 absent

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*For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 531.

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