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Pictures taken July 6th, 2001 during the 138th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

 

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 The first battle of the 2001 Reenactments began with loud cannon fire and much smoke.  With temperatures in the mid-80's and a slight breeze the weather could
not have been better for the first day!

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To watch an 488K .mpg movie of the Union troops marching off to battle, click here.  (You must have a media player to view movies)

Confederates advance from the
left as the Opening Skirmish at
Herr's Ridge begins.

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.As Confederate troops marched into the town of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 they didn't expect to find anything more than a small local militia group.

.Little did the Confederates know that a vast number of Union troops were
waiting for them and thus did open a surprise fire on them.

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Union soldiers shot at the Confederates in the background.

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The Confederates begin to advance.

 
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.Even though the number of Union troops was greater Major General Henry Heth still decided to advance his men.

. .Spectators with tickets for Grand Stand seating always had a great view
of the days battles.
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