Feb 17

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is the host for our Eleventh Corps series. He is standing at the junction of Gettys Street (out of sight on the left) and South Washington Street (out of sight on the right). The buildings of Gettysburg Hospital are in the background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is our host for a series on the Eleventh Army Corps during the Battle of Gettysburg. Stuart had two relatives in the Eleventh Corps (73rd Ohio Infantry Regiment) and both were killed/mortally wounded at Gettysburg. They are both buried in the National Cemetery. Stuart has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 2004.

Previous entries in the Eleventh Corps series can be found here.

In today’s Eleventh Corps post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey shows positions occupied by soldiers from Orland Smith’s Brigade in and around an area Stuart has designated as “Smith’s Ridge.”

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This map shows the location of where our Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg videos were produced. Videos #1-#95 were shown on other maps on our previous posts. Video #96 was taken at the site of the Dobbin Barn. Video #97 was taken at the Barberhein House. Video #98 was taken near the Stock/Stuch House. Video #99 was taken near the intersection of Gettys Street and South Washington Street. Video #100 was taken on the property of the Gettysburg Hospital on the crest of Smith’s Ridge. Video #101 was taken on Long Lane. This map was created facing north at approximately 8:00 PM on Friday, February 11, 2011.

In Video #99 (Videos #1-#98 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing near the junction of Gettys Street and South Washington Street. He introduces us to an area that he has designated as “Smith’s Ridge.” This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the parking lot of Gettysburg Hospital, on the crest of Smith’s Ridge. He is pointing to the distant treeline on Seminary Ridge. The Seminary buildings are seen above the red sign, and to the left of the tree without leaves. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

In Video #100 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the Gettysburg Hospital parking lot on the crest of Smith’s Ridge. He shows the Ridge’s relative position to Seminary Ridge and Cemetery Hill. He also explains how maintaining control of the ridge became critical for the men in Orland Smith’s Brigade. This view was taken facing northwest to east at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the parking lot of Gettysburg Hospital, on the crest of Smith’s Ridge. He is pointing to the water tank on Cemetery Hill. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the parking lot of Gettysburg Hospital, on the crest of Smith’s Ridge. He is pointing to the junction of Gettys Street (left to right) and Fairview Avenue which runs along the crest of Smith’s Ridge. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Stuart Dempsey is standing near the Gettysburg Recreation Park along Long Lane, which is behind the cameraman. The treeline in the background is Seminary Ridge from which emerged Confederates towards this position. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

In Video #101 Stuart Dempsey standing along Long Lane near the Gettysburg Recreation Park. He shows us Smith’s Ridge from the Confederate point of view, and tells us to which brigades the Confederates belonged. This view was taken facing southwest to east to southeast to east at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Stuart Dempsey is standing near the Gettysburg Recreation Park along Long Lane, which runs from right to left. This view gives the Confederate view of Smith’s Ridge, atop which the cars are parked. The light green water tank on Cemetery Hill is also visible in the distance. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, December 31, 2010.

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