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Colonel Philip Brown commanded the 157th New York Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was born in Smithfield, New York in 1823. Before the war he was a graduate of Madison University (now Colgate) and was Principal of the University School at the beginning of the Civil War. He was mustered into United States service on September 19, 1862, and was mustered out on June 8, 1865. He died on April 9, 1881. This view, circa the 1860s, is courtesy of Stuart Dempsey.



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the field north of Howard Avenue and west of the Carlisle/Biglerville Road. He is pointing to Barlow’s Knoll. This view was taken facing east at approximately 6:45 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2010.

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.

Previous entries in the Eleventh Corps series can be found here.

In today’s Eleventh Corps post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey describes the fighting of the 157th New York Infantry Regiment on the afternoon of July 1, 1863.



This map shows the location of where our Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg videos were produced. Videos #1-#69 were shown on other maps on our previous posts. Video #65 was taken on the southwestern slope of Barlow Knoll by the first shade tree that we could find on a hot July day. Video #66 was taken on the south side of East Howard Avenue, near the monument to the 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Video #67 was taken north side of East Howard Avenue between the monuments to the 26th Wisconsin and the 75th Pennsylvania Infantry regiments. Video #70 was taken near the battleline of the 157th New York. Video #71 was taken south of Blocher’s Run. This map was created facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 22, 2010.



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing near the Carlise/Biglerville Road at the advance marker for the 157th New York Infantry Regiment. The 157th advanced from a position in the background towards this position to fight Confederate soldiers in George Doles’ Georgia Brigade. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 6:45 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2010.

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In Video #70 (Videos #1-#69 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing north of Howard Avenue and west of the Carlisle/Biglerville Road. He describes the action of the 157th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in this area. This view was taken facing east to southwest to east to north to east to southwest at approximately 6:45 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2010.



Private George Philo Smith, was wounded at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and escaped capture behind enemy lines in the area of Blocher’s Run. He was a member of Company D of the 157th New York Infantry Regiment. This view, circa the 1860s, is courtesy of Ms. Diane Metzger. .



Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing by woods near the junction of Table Rock Road and the Carlisle/Biglerville Road. Blocher’s Run sometimes flows through the woods in the background from left to right or west to east. This view was taken facing north at approximately 6:45 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2010.

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In Video #71 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing by the woods where Blocher’s Run is located. He describes what happened to Private George Smith of the 157th New York Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing north at approximately 6:45 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2010.

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