Dec 22

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is the host for our Eleventh Corps series. He is standing on East Cemetery Hill. On the left is the equestrian statue to Major General Winfield Scott Hancock. In the center background is the red, brick Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse. On the right is the monument to the 14th Indiana Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, September 24, 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 provides an overview of Cemetery Hill, and where the first United States retreating soldiers took position here on July 1, 1863.

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This map shows the location of where our Eleventh Corps at Gettysburg videos were produced. Videos #1-#83 were shown on other maps on our previous posts. Video #84 was taken on East Cemetery Hill near the Hancock equestrian monument. Video #85 was taken on East Cemetery Hill near the monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Video #86 was taken on East Cemetery Hill near the stone wall which divides National Park Service property from property of the Gettysburg Tour Center. This map was created facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

In Video #84 (Videos #1-#83 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing on East Cemetery Hill near the equestrian monument to Winfield Scott Hancock. He presents an overview of Cemetery Hill and the changes to the hill that occurred after the battle. This view was taken facing southwest to northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, September 24, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing on East Cemetery Hill. On the left is the monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. In the left background is the monument to the 134th New York Infantry Regiment. The marker near the stone wall is to the 106th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. The light blue/green tower is the handy landmark to point out Cemetery Hill to visitors. On the right is an artillery piece marking the position of Wiedrich’s New York Battery. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, September 24, 2010.

In Video #85 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing on East Cemetery Hill between the monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania and the Oliver O. Howard equestrian statue. He explains how Union soldiers retreated to this position on the afternoon of July 1, 1863. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, September 24, 2010.

Stuart Dempsey is standing on National Park Service property near the monument to the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He is pointing across the parking lot owned by the Gettysburg Tour Center to the Jenny Wade House, which is the red brick building below the three story hotel. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, September 24, 2010.

In Video #86 Stuart Dempsey is standing on East Cemetery Hill near the monument to the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He explains how the 17th Conncecticut Infantry Regiment left the stone wall where Stuart is standing and advanced across what is now a parking lot toward the Jenny Wade House. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, September 24, 2010.

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