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Getting the Lay of the Reenactment Land
Pictures taken June 30, 1998 at the 135th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg..

 

 

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The 135th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg will take place in the hills southwest of Gettysburg. The view, seen here looking east toward Gettysburg (the hill in the distance is Big Round Top) is rural and looks very similar to the land fought on in 1863.
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The largest-ever Battle Reenactment will take place in this area, seen here with vendor tents beginning to be set up. 15,000 - 20,000 living history reenactors are expected to act out the July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd battle scenarios in order to pay homage the the 19th century men and women who prompted none other than President Lincoln to acknowledge their honor and courage.
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This area, seen again from a different angle, is part of the 1,200 acre Bushey Farm. The site seems huge, with open spaces for the battles, cool woods for the soldiers to camp and plenty of room for sutlers, music and programs that will recreate life as it was for the Civil War soldier.
     
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A stone wall has been erected to simulate "the angle" that played a pivotal role in July 3rd's Picketts Charge, the highlight of the weekend. Several bleachers have been set up for, at an extra charge, sitting to view the thousands of soldiers, hundreds of horses and scores of cannon recreate the largest battle every fought in North America.

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