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Hampton's Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery

Due to the tremendous casualties suffered in prior battles, the remnant of Captain Robert Hampton's Battery F, PA Artillery, fought as part of another battery (Thompson's Battery C) in the defense of the Peach Orchard on the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863. Atop the granite base of the monument is a bronze statue of a cannoneer with a rammer. The upper end of the rammer was used to sponge out the tube after each discharge to extinguish any lingering sparks prior to inserting the next charge. The cup on the opposite end of the rammer staff was used to push the shell down the tube. This artilleryman stands as if watching the flight of the shell just fired.

 

Strength: Two Companies, 105 Effectives

Losses: K-2, W-23 ,M-3 Total: 28

Percent Loss: 26.7%

Weapons: 6 3" Ordnance Rifles

 

Located on Wheatfield Road at the Peach Orchard

Dedicated: November, 1890

       

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Taken on October 27, 2007