May 24



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing in the graveyard of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This view was taken facing east at approximately 6:02 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is the host for our series on Cutler’s Brigade of the United States’ Army of the Potomac.

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In our first Cutler’s Brigade post Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy provided background on division commander Brigadier General James Wadsworth, the 104th New York Infantry Regiment, and the brigade commander, Brigadier General Lysander Cutler.

In the second Cutler’s Brigade post Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy discussed three regiments in Cutler’s Brigade, the 76th, 84th, and 147th New York Infantry regiments.

In our third Cutler’s Brigade post Gettysburg LBG Rich Bellamy discussed two regiments in Cutler’s Brigade, the 56th Pennsylvania and 95th New York, and a regiment in the Iron Brigade- the 6th Wisconsin.

In today’s Cutler’s Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy visited Emmitsburg, Maryland, the monument to Hall’s Maine Battery, and the marker for Confederate Brigadier General Joseph Davis’ Brigade.



This map shows the location of the video taken in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Video #11 (Videos #1-#10 were taken in our previous Cutler’s Brigade posts) was taken at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This map was created facing north at approximately 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 22, 2010.



This map shows the location of the videos for Cutler’s Brigade posts. Video #1 was taken near the statue of Brigadier General James Wadsworth. Video #2 was taken at the monument to the 104th New York Infantry Regiment. Videos #3 and #4 were taken at the Cutler Brigade plaque on Reynolds Avenue. Video #5 was taken at the monument to the 76th New York Infantry Regiment. Video #6 was taken near the railroad cut. Video #7 was taken near the monument to the 147th New York Infantry Regiment. Video #8 was taken near the monument to the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Video #9 was taken near the monument to the 95th New York Infantry Regiment. Video #10 was taken near the monument to the 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Video #12 was taken at the monument to Hall’s Maine Battery. Video #13 was taken at the marker for Joseph Davis’ Confederate Brigade. This map was created facing north at approximately 7:30 PM on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

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In Video #11 (Videos #1-#10 were shown in our previous Cutler’s Brigade post) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing in the graveyard of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He shows the location of the headquarters of Major General Oliver O. Howard during the Gettysburg Campaign, and discusses the position of the 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment at Emmitsburg on July 1, 1863. The main street he is describing in this video is now known as North Seton Avenue. At the time of the battle, it was known as the Gettysburg Road. This view was taken facing west to north to west at approximately 6:05 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



The Saint Vincent’s House (Saint Joseph’s Rectory) was constructed from 1852-1853 at a cost of $4500. The street in the foreground, running from left to right (west to east) is now called DePaul Street. It was previously known as Green Street and Church Street. This view was taken facing north at approximately 6:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



This structure was possibly one of three buildings from which Major General John F. Reynolds directed operations when he was in the Emmitsburg area. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 6:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



The St. Joseph’s Church was greatly expanded in 1842. The present steeple was completed in 1868. This view was taken facing west at approximately 6:07 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



The St. Joseph’s Church is of Italian Renaissance style and measures approximately one hundred feet long by fifty feet wide and forty-five feet high. It was designed and built by John Teen of Frederick and cost approximately $5,500. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 6:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



Some statistics on Cutler’s Brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg. This list was provided by Rich Bellamy.



Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing on West McPherson’s Ridge near the monument to Hall’s 2nd Maine Battery. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

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In Video #12 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy discusses Hall’s Maine Battery. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



Rich Bellamy is standing on East McPherson’s Ridge near the marker for Brigadier General Joseph Davis’ Confederate brigade. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

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In Video #13 Rich Bellamy provides some background on Joseph Davis’ Confederate brigade. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



A closer view of the Davis’ Brigade plaque. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010.



Some statistics on Davis’ Brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg. This list was provided by Rich Bellamy.

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