May 31



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing on the Emmitsburg Road bridge that crosses Marsh Creek. On the evening of June 30, 1863 and morning of July 1, 1863, Cutler’s Brigade was camped on the other (south) side of Marsh Creek, and Meredith’s Iron Brigade was camped on this (north) side of Marsh Creek. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 6:15 AM on Saturday, May 29, 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 the fourth 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.

In today’s Cutler’s Brigade post, Rich Bellamy shows us where Cutler’s and Meredith’s Brigades were camped along Marsh Creek, and how they cut across the fields near the Codori Farm as a shortcut to Seminary Ridge.



This map shows the location of the videos for Cutler’s Brigade posts. Videos #1-#13 were shown in our previous posts on Cutler’s Brigade. Video #14 was taken where the Emmitsburg Road crosses Marsh Creek. Video #15 was taken near the Codori Farm. This map was created facing north at approximately 6:30 PM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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In Video #14 (Videos #1-#13 were shown in our previous Cutler’s Brigade posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is on the Emmitsburg Road bridge that crosses Marsh Creek. He explains where Cutler’s and Meredith’s brigades were camped along Marsh Creek, and the order of march to the battlefield. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 6:15 AM on Saturday, May 29, 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 along the Emmitsburg Road at the site of the Codori Farm. The Codori House is in the left background behind the trees/bushes/white picket fence. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 6:30 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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In Video #15 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing along the Emmitsburg Road at the site of the Codori Farm. He explains how Cutler’s Brigade left the Emmitsburg Road at the point and crossed the fields (Pickett’s Charge Fields) as a shortcut to the Lutheran Theological Seminary. This view was taken facing southwest to northwest at approximately 6:30 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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