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Gettysburg schedules

June 11, 1998

MILITARY SCHEDULE

Federal commander will be Dana Heim. Chuck Hillsman will command the Confederate troops. These re-enactors led their troops at the 135th anniversary re-enactment at Antietam last September.

Friday, July 3




10 a.m. - Mortar demonstration

1 p.m. - Mounted artillery demonstration

4 p.m. - First contact: Heth's Advance, Buford's Stand, Iron Brigade

Saturday, July 4




10 a.m. - Hood's Advance: The Wheat Field, Little Round Top

1 p.m. - Cavalry battle

2 p.m. - The Valley of Death: Col. Vincent secures Little Round Top; charge of the Pennsylvania Reserves

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4 p.m. - Action at Culp's Hill: Green's Brigade defends against Gen. Johnson's Division

Sunday, July 5




9:30 a.m. - Stuart's Grand Review - cavalry

noon - Cavalry Battle of Fairfield

1:30 p.m. - Pickett's Charge

If you get tired of watching the battle, there are plenty of other activities to view during the three-day event, according to Don Warlick, site manager and re-enactor coordinator for the 135th Anniversary Gettysburg Battle Re-enactment. Updated schedules will be posted at ticket/information booths at event entrances. Check them out for details.

CIVILIAN SCHEDULE

Friday, July 3




Programs begin at 8:30 a.m. Highlights include "History and Fashion of Men's Cravats"; Gen. Lee and Gen. Meade re-enactors will speak on the battle; Civil War Era Fashion Show; "Civil War Past Lives," regression talk by a hypnotherapist; "A Lady's Underpinnings: What They Wore" and "Appropriate Dress for an Encampment"; period craft demonstrations; band concert; Victorian parlor music

Saturday, July 4




Beginning at 9 a.m., programs will include an impression of Englishman Lt. Col. Fremantle; Victorian hairwork, talks by generals Lee and Meade; Children's activities and games of the 19th century; Civil War era temperance rally by Daughters of Temperance; "How to get started in Civil War Re-enacting"; recreation of the concert performed by the 11th and 26th North Carolina Bands at Lee's Headquarters, Gettysburg, 1863; concert by the 2nd South Carolina String Band; "Confederate Blockade-Running"; fashion show; band concert

Sunday, July 5




There will be church services from 8 to 9 a.m. Other events include a show of Civil War uniforms, Civil War-era wedding and a talk on "The United States Christian Commission: Their History and Efforts in the Civil War." A tableau is scheduled for noon, and the 5th Michigan Fife and Drum Band will perform at 3:30 p.m.




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