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U.S. Colored Troops
Pictures taken September 25, 1999 at the 136th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

 

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Larry Hochstetler of 7th Indiana Light Artillery guards camp after the battle.  Larry is from Nappanee, Ind.

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What is Larry watching in the distance?   Who are the soldiers drilling in the field?

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It's the U.S. Colored Troops for the first time at a reenactment in Gettysburg.  They represented the 29th Reg. from Chicago, IL, the 102nd Reg. from MI and the 5th Reg. from Ohio.

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Live mortar demonstrations were presented during the event.

Civil War reenactors from across the country brought history to life during the three-day event.

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In today's world he is an accountant.   Leland White III of the 29th Reg has been reenacting for 5 years.  He enjoys the fun and companionship of reenacting but also has great respect for the soldiers of the Civil War.

Dr. Lawrence Schiller has also been reenacting for 5 years.  Besides teaching in the North Western University History Department, he is also the fencing coach.

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