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Pictures taken August 10, 2003 during the 140th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

 

Horses and casson lead a cannon to the field. What a beautiful unit.

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Fires leapt up from burning hay. To watch an 464K .mpg movie, click here.  (You must have a media player to view movies)   The burning ground added to the sulfuric smoke of the hour long cannonade. You can smell the history.
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A mile from the Union line sits a Confederate battery of artillery.

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Puffs of black powder smoke billow across the green field as would an incessant rain of artillery shells. To watch an 456K .mpg movie, click here.  (You must have a media player to view movies)

     
 
A line of Union soldiers all hold their ears as a nearby cannon prepares to fire.   The thundering artillery duel shakes the ground and those standing on it. You can feel the history.
     
 
To watch an 280K .mpg movie, click here.  (You must have a media player to view movies)   Cannons blast one by one. What great seats to view the artillery battle.
     
 
An artillery crew wait their turn to fire in a cannon volley. To watch an 480K .mpg movie, click here.  (You must have a media player to view movies)   Ready, Set, Fire! To watch an 352K .mpg movie, click here.  (You must have a media player to view movies)

 

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