Gettysburg 150th Anniv - Pickets Charge

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by nuclearboy, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Ellicott City, MD
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    I was lucky enough to make it to Gettysburg where the Blue-Gray Alliance was having reenactments of the 3 days of battles this past weekend. It was a large re-enactment marking the 150th anniversary of the battles. Here are some scenes from the third day and final battle, Pickets Charge.

    A few more are on my website.
    Thanks for looking,

    Earlier in the day there was a Calvary battle.

    A large Confederate artillery bombardment starts the battle
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    The Confederates come out of the woods and start towards the Federal Troops
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    Federal Troops Ready

    Chaos as the Confederates are decimated by Federal guns.
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  2. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Very, very nice. I don't live far from there. I've been through the battlefields a number of times, but have never been to Pickets Charge. Based on what I see from your photos, I'll make a note of it for next year:)
  3. jmoore5196

    jmoore5196 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 4, 2013
    Your photos are probably the closest any of us will come to genuine time-travel ... I can imagine the actual battle scene looked much like the images you've provided. Thanks!
  4. DanSullivan

    DanSullivan Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2010
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    Dan Sullivan
    The last two really put you in the action. Makes you feel for the poor graycoats - I sure wouldn't want to have to cross that field!
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Great series - I've always loved those re-enactments! :smile:
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks! From both a fellow photographer and military history buff.
  7. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Ellicott City, MD
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    It was impressive how much effort some of the guys take to make sure things are authentic. Seeing the guys march by was like a walking museum with some of the weapons and accessories they were carrying.

    Another thing that was added was some screaming (the rebel yell). Hearing about 1000 guys screaming at the start of a charge is a sound to remember.