Skip to comments.Gettysburg reenactment is a campaign in itself
Posted on 06/30/2013 2:43:24 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
The armies are already beginning to arrive, days ahead of the big battle. Tucked away in the rolling Adams County countryside are rows of billowy white tents. Men in blue and in gray march with shouldered muskets. Officers on horseback ride by with sabers jingling at their sides. One hundred and fifty years after the bloodiest clash ever fought on the continent, Union and Confederate forces are again gathering like storm clouds around tiny Gettysburg, this time for a bloodless re-creation of the epic battle fought there.
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I went to the 135th. from Boston.
On a Harley.
I had purchased tickets, but I couldn’t even get NEAR the place of the reenactment due to the traffic.
So I went to Gettysburg town, got on an air conditioned tour bus and had a wonderful tour of the entire area.
Just me (Biker babe) and a busload of blue haired tourists! LOL!
Can you imagine wearing those uniforms and carrying all their gear and marching in this kinda weather? And then to immediately plunge into battle?
Sounds like it’s gonna be a great time.
I will be out of town and so will miss the reenactment, but Gettysburg is one of those places people should visit before they die.
Belongs on your bucket list.
Knock it off
I went to the site a few years ago.....Standing at the site of Picketts charge and death marker, I had the strangest feelings come over me...My wife and I looked at each other and started talking about what we felt and could hear inside our heads...We both could actually sense the battles...sounds...shots...death...
The hair stands on my arms even today when I remember these feelings...
I am a Vietnam veteran, but I have never experienced anything like I felt at Gettysburg that day.....
Michael Medved when young was hitchhiking around with a friend. They illegally camped in Gettysburg for a night. During the early morning hours before the dawn, both he and his friend saw apparitions...men marching. He’s talked about it on the radio and in his book, Right Turns.
Mr. M and I went to a re-enactment of Cedar Creek and Sheridan’s Ride in 2000. Wonderful.
Thanks...looking forward to watching. I don’t think Michael Medved believed in ghosts either. ;)
You know, I think I’ve actually seen that. Don’t know if it was on a program or while I was looking for something else. Thank you for sharing.
Yes...I love that movie. The Soundtrack is terrific too.
I will be there! Looking forward to spending a week in Gettysburg.