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Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing on Seminary Ridge. The home of Samuel Schmucker, one of the founders of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, is in the background. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 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 the fifth Cutler’s Brigade post, Rich Bellamy showed 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.

In today’s Cutler’s Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy shows us where Cutler’s Brigade crossed Seminary Ridge, and how they moved into position on McPherson’s Ridge.



This map shows the location of the videos for Cutler’s Brigade posts. Videos #1-#15 were shown in our previous posts on Cutler’s Brigade. Video #16 was taken at the location where the Fairfield Road/Hagerstown Road/Middle Street crosses Seminary Ridge. Video #17 was taken near the Chambersburg Pike on the west side of Seminary Ridge. This map was created facing north at approximately 8:00 PM on Monday, May 31, 2010.



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing by the Fairfield Road/Hagerstown Road/Middle Street on Seminary Ridge. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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In Video #16 (Videos #1-#15 were shown in our previous Cutler’s Brigade posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is is standing on Seminary Ridge near the Fairfield Road. He describes how Cutler’s Brigade crossed the Fairfield Road on Seminary Ridge. Of course he meant to say “Schmucker House,” not “Schmucker Hall.” This view was taken facing southeast to north at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.



Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing on the west slope of Seminary Ridge. The orchard where Confederate General Robert E. Lee would later place his tent is in the right background. The white steeple is on the 1942 Seminary chapel. The original seminary building (with the cupola) is hidden by the trees to the right of the white steeple. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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In Video #17 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy is standing along the Chambersburg Pike on the west slope of Seminary Ridge. He explains how Cutler’s infantry used the low ground between Seminary Ridge and East McPherson’s Ridge to shelter them from Confederate artillery fire from Herr’s Ridge as they moved to the north side of the Chambersburg Pike. This view was taken facing southeast to northwest to south to northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2010.



Some statistics of Cutler’s Brigade. This list was provided by Rich Bellamy.

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