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Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is the host for our series on the Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg. He is standing on Cemetery Hill, along the Taneytown Road, and across the street from the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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 in our first post, Stuart introduced himself and showed us some of the routes that the 11th Corps took as they approached the Gettysburg Battlefield.

In our second post he brought Major-General Howard to the Peach Orchard, and showed the route that two of Howard’s divisions took to get to Gettysburg.

In our third post he described the reasons Howard found Cemetery Hill and thought it was an important position. Howard also wanted to get a closer look at the fighting to the west and north of town. He moved into the town for that look.

In our fourth post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey showed us the view from the top of the Fahnestock Building on an overcast day.

In today’s post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey shows that after his visit to the Fahnestock Building, Major-General Howard returned to Cemetery Hill and issued orders for other units to come to Gettysburg. Stuart also introduces us to the positioning of the Eleventh Corps on the fields north of town.



This map shows the location of where our Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg videos were produced. Videos #1-#7 were shown on other maps on our previous posts. Videos #8 and #9 were taken on East Cemetery Hill. Video #10 was taken near the intersection of Baltimore Street and Middle Street. Videos #11-#13 were taken on the roof of the Fahnestock Building. Videos #14 and #15 were taken near the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Video #16 was taken on West Howard Avenue near its intersection with the Mummasburg Road. This map was created facing north at approximately 1:00 PM on Friday, July 31, 2009.



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing on Cemetery Hill near the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He is pointing towards the town from where General Howard returned after his visit to the Fahnestock Building. This view was taken facing north at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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In Video #14(Videos #1- #13 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing on top of Cemetery Hill across from the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He explains some actions by General Howard after Howard returned from the Fahnestock Building. The view was taken facing northeast at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.



Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is still standing on top of Cemetery Hill across from the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He is pointing south towards the direction from which Major-General Carl Schurz and the Third Division of the Eleventh Army Corps would arrive at Gettysburg. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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In Video #15 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is still standing on top of Cemetery Hill across from the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He is explains how the Third Division of the Eleventh Army Corps would arrive at Gettysburg. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009./p>



Stuart Dempsey is now standing north of the town of Gettysburg, and just north of West Howard Avenue. The dark trees on Oak Hill are in the center background (above Stuart). Oak Ridge, including the Oak Ridge Observation Tower, is in the left background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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In Video #16 Stuart Dempsey is standing near West Howard Avenue north of the town of Gettysburg. He describes the plan for Carl Schurz’s Third Division of the Eleventh Corps to take Oak Hill in order to protect the right flank of the Union Army’s First Corps. The view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.



A “Licensed Battlefield Guide free” view of Oak Ridge in the left background and Oak Hill in the center background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.



A closer view of the McClean Farm buildings at the foot of Oak Hill. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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