Saturday, July 12, 2008


My unit, the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers, Company D, went to the Gettysburg reenactment this past week. Sadly, I decided not to go for various reasons, but got some of these fantastic photos from another member. I chose a few to give you the sense of realism. Thousands of reenactors participate at Gettysburg each year. Just like the 'real' battle, it is a 3 day event, though (hopefully) no one gets killed or injured. (In July, 1863, 51,000 died) I went some years ago as a spectator. The visit was what finally prompted me to join a unit. It was like stepping back in time to 1863.

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