Sep 17



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is the host for our series on the Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg. He is standing by the marker for the Third Division of the Eleventh Corps near West Howard Avenue. Some athletic fields for Gettysburg College are in the background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 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 our fifth post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey showed us 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 introduced us to the positioning of the Eleventh Corps on the fields north of town.

In our sixth post, Stuart gave some background about the men who made up the Eleventh Corps, and their desire to perform well after the Battle of Chancellorsville in May, 1863.

In today’s post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey describes command changes in the corps on July 1, 1863, and when the first units of the Eleventh Corps arrived on the field.



This map shows the location of where our Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg videos were produced. Videos #1-#20 were shown on other maps on our previous posts. Video #21 was taken by the marker for the Third Division of the Eleventh Corps. Video #22 was taken in the fields southeast of West Howard Avenue. Video #23 was taken near the monument to the 45th New York Infantry Regiment. This map was created facing north at approximately 10:30 AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

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In Video #21 (Videos #1-#20 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing near the marker to the Third Division of the Eleventh Corps on West Howard Avenue. He explains how the command structure in the corps changed after Howard was promoted to command the left wing of the Army of the Potomac. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2009.



A closer view of the marker for the Third Division of the Eleventh Army Corps. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2009.



Brigadier General Alexander Schimmelfennig (July 20, 1824 – September 5, 1865) was a Prussian soldier and political revolutionary. He was placed in command of the Third Division of the Eleventh Corps on July 1, 1863. This view was taken circa the 1860s.



Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing southeast of Howard Avenue. The tennis courts for Gettysburg College are shown in the background. This view was taken facing south at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

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In Video #22 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing southeast of West Howard Avenue. He explains the different times attributed to the arrival of the corps on the field of Gettysburg. Stuart believes the Eleventh Corps arrived on the field at approximately 12:00 noon. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2009.



Stuart Dempsey is standing by the monument to the 45th New York Infantry Regiment on West Howard Avenue. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

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In Video #23 Stuart Dempsey is standing near the monument to the 45th New York Infantry Regiment on West Howard Avenue. He gives some background on the 45th New York. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

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