Feb 2

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is the host for our Eleventh Corps series. He is standing in the Gettysburg National Cemetery Annex. The Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial is in the background between the white stones. The darker colored stone wall in the background separates the Soldiers National Cemetery from the National Cemetery Annex. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, October 29, 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 explains the different positions occupied by Orland Smith’s Brigade, and shows where the regiments of Smith’s Brigade were posted early on the morning of July 2, 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. Video #87 was taken on the eastern slope of East Cemetery Hill. Video #88 was taken in the National Cemetery. Video #89 was taken in the National Cemetery Annex near the monument to the 73rd Ohio Infantry Regiment. Video #90 was taken near Wiedrich’s New York Battery. Video #91 was taken near the equestrian monument to Winfield Scott Hancock. Video #92 was taken at the stone wall where the landmark Cemetery Hill Poplar Tree was located. Video #93 was taken in the National Cemetery Annex near the flagpole adjoining Steinwehr Avenue. Video #94 was taken in the National Cemetery Annex near the sidewalk that encircles the annex. Video #95 was taken at the Dobbin House on Steinwehr Avenue. This map was created facing north at approximately 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 29, 2011.

In Video #93 (Videos #1-#92 were shown in our previous Eleventh Corps posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the National Cemetery Annex. He explains various positions held by Orland Smith’s Brigade the evening of July 1, 1863. This view was taken facing northwest to southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, October 29, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the National Cemetery Annex. In the background, on the other side of the fence is Steinwehr Avenue/Emmitsburg Road. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, October 29, 2010.

In Video #94 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in the National Cemetery Annex. He shows where the regiments of Orland Smith’s Brigade were positioned early in the morning of July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing southwest to north at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, October 29, 2010.

Stuart Dempsey is standing by the Alexander Dobbin House located along Steinwehr Avenue (behind the cameraman). At the time of the battle, the house was owned by James Pierce, and it was occupied by a tenant. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, October 29, 2010.

In Video #95 Stuart Dempsey standing near the Dobbin House. He explains how this building marks the location where the right of Orland Smith’s Brigade, the 55th Ohio Infantry, connected with units from Carl Schurz’s Third Division of the Eleventh Corps. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, October 29, 2010.

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