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Setting up Camp
Pictures taken July 2, 1998 at the 135th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.



As thousands of reenactors arrive to set up camp, posts are set up to help man-find-unit. One such post is manned by Harry Sproehnle, a Sgt. Major of the 28th PA, 2nd Battalion of the Mifflin Guard. He is well equipped and versed owing to his 37 years of reenacting. Although he lives in Levittown, PA, he says Gettysburg is his "home away from home".
Just like the 19th century soldiers, the reenactors set up a temporary camp to eat, wash, rest and sleep before the next days battle. Everything visible is authentic and it seems eerily real.
Already well settled in and beginning to cook on his campfire, Cameron Evans of Granville, OH looks forward to his second reenactment. At age 12, he has eagerly anticipated being a part of the largest reenactment ever. He is camped with his unit, the 1st Ohio, Battery A Light Artillery.


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