Ten thousand re-enactors take part in 150th anniversary of Gettysburg

Rick Moran
Starting this weekend, the Gettysburg National Military Park will host dozens of events to commemorate the famous battle that took place July 1-3 in that small Pennsylvania town. One of the highlights will be a re-enactment of the battle featuring about 10,000 men. This will be one of the largest civil war re-enactments ever undertaken as participants will seek to recreate Pickett's charge. CNN: This weekend and through July 7, between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors -- more than the number of combatants -- will flock to the town and fields of Gettysburg National Military Park to mark the 150th anniversary of the three-day clash, which cost an incredible 51,000 casualties. Pickett's Charge will be the climactic event of a large re-enactment this weekend outside of park boundaries. On July 3, the actual anniversary of the attack, National Park Service rangers will guide thousands of visitors in loose formation across a gently rolling field. Others will stand where Federal ...(Read Full Post)