Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing next to Vincent’s Brigade marker on Little Round Top. Stuart is our host for a series on the 16th Michigan Infantry regiment at Gettysburg. To contact Stuart Dempsey, click here to reveal his email address. In addition to tours at Gettysburg National Military Park, Stuart also conducts tours at other historic sites in North America and Europe. He invites you to have a look at his website: www.battlegroundhistorytours.com.This view was taken facing west at approximately 9:30 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
A map showing the location of Videos #3 and #4. Previous posts in this series: Part 1.This map was created in a chair facing east on April 1, 2017.
The George Weikert House, located at the junction of Sedgwick Avenue and United States Avenue on Cemetery Ridge. This is the approximate location where the 16th Michigan would turn and make their way towards Little Round Top (left background).This view was taken facing south at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
In Video #3 Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing in an orchard across the street from the George Weikert House. After Sickles’ Third Corps moved onto high ground along the Emmitsburg Road, the Fifth Corps (Sykes) was called upon to fill the gap on Cemetery Ridge and Little Round Top.This video was taken facing south at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Stuart is walking to the initial position of the 16th Michigan on the left of their brigade. We’re close to the marker to Company B of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment.This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
This map from Phil Laino’s Gettysburg Campaign Atlas shows the initial deployment of Vincent’s Brigade on Little Round Top, with the 16th Michigan on the brigade’s left.This map was used with the permission of Phil Laino and appears in his Gettysburg Campaign Atlas.
Video #3: The 16th Michigan detached its two largest companies as skirmishers. These companies deployed with Company B of the 20th Maine and were cutoff from the regiment for the duration of the fighting on July 2nd.This view was taken facing west at approximately 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.