May 11
Hubert Anton Casimir Dilger (1836-1911) commanded Battery I, 1st Ohio Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg. This image is circa the 1860s.

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.

In addition to tours at Gettysburg National Military Park, Stuart also conducts tours at other historic sites in North America and Europe. He invites you to have a look at his website: www.battlegroundhistorytours.com.

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

In today’s Eleventh Corps post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey discusses the actions of some Eleventh Corps artillery units commanded by Hubert Dilger and Eugene Bancroft after the batteries reached Cemetery Hill.

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This map shows the location of where our Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg videos were produced. Videos #1-#109 were shown on other maps on our previous posts. Video #110 was taken on Cemetery Hill near the area of Battery I, First Ohio (Dilger’s Battery). Video #111 was taken at the area occupied by Battery G, Fourth United States Artillery (Bancroft’s Battery). This map was created facing north at approximately 8:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is the host for our Eleventh Corps series. He is standing by an artillery piece marking a location occupied by Captain Hubert Dilger’s Battery I, First Ohio Artillery. The Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse is the red brick structure in the background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

In Video #110 (Videos #1-#109 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the Soldiers National Cemetery on Cemetery Hill. He explains what happened to Dilger’s Battery after they reached Cemetery Hill. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

A view of the marker for Dilger’s Battery on Cemetery Hill. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing by the monument to Battery G, Fourth United States Artillery. At the Battle of Gettysburg it was commanded by Lieutenant Bayard Wilkinson, who was mortally wounded on Barlow’s Knoll on July 1, 1863. It was commanded by Lieutenant Eugene A. Bancroft for the rest of the battle. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

In Video #111 Stuart Dempsey is standing at the Cemetery Hill position for Bancroft’s Battery. He describes their activities during the battle. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

A closer view of the text for the monument to Battery G, 4th United States Artillery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

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