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Gettysburg 150th National Civil War Battle Reenactment

A Gettysburg 150 - Reflections of History Event

Thursday, July 04, 2013 to Sunday, July 07, 2013

150th Event

Over these four days, soldier and civilian re-enactors will re-create the 1860s, through battles, encampments and demonstrations. Visitors can get an up-close look at cavalry, artillery and the lives that soldiers led during the Civil War. Re-enactment organizers are expecting 15,000 re-enactors, thousands more civilian interpreters, 400 horses and 100 cannons.

As of 7/4/13 at 10:30 am, the following businesses had re-enactment tickets available for purchase:

American Civil War Museum
The Blue and Gray Gift Shop
Federal Point Inn
Gettysburg Ghost Tours
GNMP Gift Store
Mulligan McDuffer
Regimental Quartermaster
T&S Gifts and Mementoes
The Turning Point

Tickets are also available at the re-enactment gates.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 4th
8:30 a.m. - Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. - The 46th PA Brass Band opens up our event and lifts up your heart. (Activities Tent 1)
9:30 a.m. - An eye opening discussion of “Civil War Medicine”. (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. - General Longstreet tells you his plan for Gettysburg. (Activities Tent 1)
10:30 a.m. - General Hank talks about the battle to come. (Activities Tent 2)
11:00 a.m. - Battle: “The Devils to Pay” 1st Day Struggle, Willoughby Run Live Mortar Fire Demonstration. Watch as the balls fly through the air to their target with an explosive ending. (Field Demonstration)
1:00 p.m. - Enjoy Patrick Falci, noted Actor & Historian, as he talks about playing A.P. Hill in the movie “Gettysburg”. (Activities Tent 1)
1:30 p.m. - General Robert E. Lee discusses his plans for Gettysburg. (Activities Tent 2)
2:00 p.m. - The Pinkerton Agency and the spies of the Civil War. (Activities Tent 1)
2:30 p.m. - A soldiers story by Brandon Booth. (Activities Tent 2)
3:00 p.m. - A civil War wedding for all to enjoy and renew your Vows too. (Activities Tent 1)
3:30 p.m. - Dixie Rose Relief Society tells you about the CS soldiers nursing needs. (Activities Tent 2)
4:00 p.m. - How to become a Civil War Reenactor by ALHES. (Activities Tent 1)
4:30 p.m. - Meet the Confederate Generals at a War meeting. (Activities Tent 2)
6:00 p.m. - Battle: “Crossroads of Destiny” Federal & Confederate Troops Pour into Battle on the First Day
7:00 p.m. - Ghostly Encounters of Gettysburg with Johlene “Spooky” Riley and “Captain” Chris Taylor (Activities Tent 1)

Friday, July 5th
8:30 a.m. - Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. - Matthew Brady tell the story of ,”Civil War Photography”. (Activities Tent 1)
9:30 a.m. - Civil War Medicine at Gettysburg. (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. - A Confederate soldier tells his story of his Civil War adventure. (Activities Tent 1)
10:30 a.m. - US Generals talk about the “Good Ground”. (Activities Tent 2)
11:00 a.m. - Battle: “Springing The Trap” Cavalry Battle at Hunterstown Live Mortar Fire Demonstration. Watch as the balls fly through the air to their target with an explosive ending. (Field Demonstration)
12:30 p.m. - Actor & Historian Patrick Falci talks about his time on the set of “Gettysburg”. (Activities Tent 1)
1:00 p.m. - “The ladies of the Dixie Rose Relief Society tell their story of Hardships. (Activities Tent 2)
1:30 p.m. - Spies and the Pinkerton Agency talk about their Civil War successes. (Activities Tent 1)
2:00 p.m. - General Longstreet expresses his thoughts on the third day. (Activities Tent 2)
2:30 p.m. - Review the civil War Fashions of the 1860′s with Carolann Schmitt. (Activities Tent 1)
3:00 p.m. - Attend a Civil War wedding and renew your personal vows. (Activities Tent 2)
3:30 p.m. - Ghostly Encounters of Gettysburg with Johlene “Spooky” Riley and “Captain” Chris Taylor (Activities Tent 1)
4:00 p.m. - General Hancock makes his plans for the battle. (Activities Tent 2)
4:30 p.m. - The United States Christian Commission tells of their struggles to help the soldier. (Activities Tent 1)
5:00 p.m. - How to become a Civil War Reenactor by American Living History Education Society (ALHES). (Activities Tent 2)
6:00 p.m. - Battle: “A Bloody Harvest” Ferocious Fighting in the Wheatfield

Saturday, July 6th
8:30 a.m. - Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. - The Confederate Generals hold a War meeting. (Activities Tent 1)
9:30 a.m. - The inside story of the ,”Civil War Spies”. (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. - General Longstreet discuses his battle plans. (Activities Tent 1)
11:00 a.m. - Cavalry Battle: We Have No Time” Stuart Arrives on the Battlefield Live Mortar Fire Demonstration. Watch as the balls fly through the air to their target with an explosive ending. (Field Demonstration)
12:30 p.m. - Patrick Falci talks about the making of “Gettysburg, the movie” (Activities Tent 1)
1:00 p.m. - Battle: “Hold the Line” – Gallant Rally at the Klingle Farm
2:00 p.m. - The Ladies of the Dixie Rose Relief explain the hardships of the Civilians. (Activities Tent 1)
2:30 p.m. - ALHES presents the journey to becoming a; “Living Historian” (Activities Tent 2)
3:00 p.m. - Ghostly Encounters of Gettysburg with Johlene “Spooky” Riley and “Captain” Chris Taylor (Activities Tent 1)
3:30 p.m. - US Generals discuss the successes of the day. (Activities Tent 2)
4:00 p.m. - Matthew Brady tell the story of “Civil War Photography”. (Activities Tent 1)
5:00 p.m. - General Hancock talks about his day at Gettysburg. (Activities Tent 2)
6:00 p.m. - Battle: “Thundering Hell” Defending East Cemetery Hill
7:00 p.m. - The 46th PA. Brass band provides music for your entertainment. (Activities Tent 2)
8:00 p.m. - Reenactors Camp Dance with the 2nd South Carolina String Band. (Activities Tent 1)

Sunday, July 7th
8:30 a.m. - Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. - Attend a Period Worship Service (Activities Tent 1) or a Catholic Service (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. - Meeting with the United States Generals. (Activities Tent 1)
10:30 a.m. - An overview of the United States Christian Commission. (Activities Tent 2)
11:00 a.m. - Battle: Come On You Wolverines” East Cavalry Field, Followed by a GRAND REVIEW
12:00 p.m. - Face to Face with noted Actor & Historian Patrick Falci. (Activities Tent 1)
12:30 p.m. - General Robert E. Lee reflects on the campaign. (Activities Tent 2)
1:00 p.m. - The Terrible Toll of Battle – The Medical Department. (Activities Tent 1)
1:30 p.m. - General Longstreet expresses his thoughts. (Activities Tent 2)
2:00 p.m. - Brandon Booth tells the story of the Confederate soldier. (Activities Tent 1)
3:30 p.m. - Battle: “The High Water Mark” Pickett’s Charge Live Mortar Fire Demonstration. Watch as the balls fly through the air to their target with an explosive ending. (Field Demonstration)
4:00 p.m. - American Living History Education Society (ALHES) presents the journey to becoming a; “Living Historian”. (Activities Tent 2)
4:30 p.m. - Ghostly Encounters of Gettysburg with Johlene “Spooky” Riley and “Captain” Chris Taylor

*Event Schedule Subject to Change.

In addition, musical groups will be performing throughout the weekend.
All Battles are narrated by Gettysburg National Military Park Licensed Battlefield Guides

Tickets are on sale. For more information visit www.gettysburgreenactment.com.

In the unlikely event of a necessary and unavoidable postponement, the rescheduled dates for the 2013 event would be August 1-4, 2013.


 

Location Information
1085 Table Rock Road
965 Pumping Station Road
Gettysburg, PA
17325
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Phone: 717-338-1525
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http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com