This beautiful event site is three miles south of Gettysburg next to Gettysburg National Military Park, the Eisenhower National Historic Site, the historic Sachs Mill Covered Bridge, and overlooks Big and Little Roundtop.
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As you see in the picture below we truly appreciate the banner and the support shown from the Gettysburg Reenactment Staff & Visitors. Currently the banner you sent us, is hanging in our HQ hallway and I will send pictures of that as soon as possible. Thanks again for your support and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Left: General Jake Jennete, portraying General Lewis Armistead, approaching the stone wall at the Angle at the climatc conclusion of Pickett’s Charge. Photo courtesy Julio C. Zangroniz. Right: General Ron Palese leads his boys into battle.
The 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Reenactment is now just a memory – but what a fabulous memory it is! There were approximately eleven thousand reenactors, one hundred forty cannons, four hundred horses, and sixty thousand spectators over the four days. There were seventy cannons aside for Pickett’s Charge – possibly the most ever on the field. The Wheatfield engagement on Friday and Pickett’s Charge on Sunday can only be described as spectacular. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, the military command staff, and the living history staff were well aware that the excitement and expectations of the reenactors, visitors and the community was very high for this special event. As a matter of fact, over the top could be a more apt description. That fact became even more obvious every day and every hour as we talked to visitors and reenactors from across the country and around the world; and they expressed what the event meant to them. In the end it meant a lot of different things, to a lot of different people. Personally listening to all those reasons was revealing, satisfying and emotional. If you missed this event you missed one of the best reenactments ever! Read more »
Witness the Gettysburg National Reenactment from home!
The first battles from the 150th Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment have hit the Battlecast. Subscribers can now see highlights of the exciting opening action of the “Devil’s to Pay” battle in which thousands of Reenactors participated. Also on the Battlecast is gorgeous imagery of the “Crossroads of Destiny” battle, fought in the late afternoon light during the first day of the event on July 4th. Friday night, we added the “Springing the Trap” cavalry battle with close up action between the lines. Within this battle, cameras were mounted on horses for a “horse-eye” view of the clash. It all translates into some of the most exciting cavalry footage filmed at a Gettysburg event. Yesterday, we released to the Battlecast the epic “Wheatfield” battle that was fought Friday evening. It was such an awe inspiring spectacle that the Licensed Battlefield Guide narrating the engagement said several times he had never seen such a realistic battle fought at any event. We have seen the footage. The word “epic” does not do it justice. You simply must witness “The Wheatfield” battle on the Battlecast for yourself! We will keep the battle highlights coming fast and furious leading up to the live Pickett’s Charge today, Sunday.
Remember you can only see the action if you register AND subscribe. You must subscribe to see all the action on the Battlecast. This is something you just don’t want to miss!
On Saturday morning June 1, approximately 100 officers and their staffs, from all over the country, descended on the Redding Farm for the final on-site planning session prior to the July 4, 5, 6, & 7 151st Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment. Generals Baldwin & Gesuero began with introductory remarks that included how significant the event was to so many, and for some it would be their last time taking the field. After those remarks the Generals presented an extremely effective power point presentation of each scenario and answered numerous questions before breaking out in the afternoon to the respective camps for additional meetings and planning. The scope, historical background, detail and effort put into the scenario power point presentation was acknowledged by several long-time Reenactors attending the event as never seen before. The power point presentation actually included troop movements during each scenario. Kudos to the command staff for their hard work. There feeling that prevailed on Saturday was that the boys are ready to hit the battlefield for this very special event! Read more »
We hope your Spring 150th Reenacting Season has gotten off We now have officially gone over the 9,500 Reenactor mark with several hundred more registrations waiting to be entered, and 135 cannons and 375 horses. We have Reenactors registered from 16 different countries and all fifty states. The Living History Village registration deadline is May 15 and will be capped at 700. We welcome all military Reenactors to continue to register; but after May 15 there is no guarantee of having your name included in the commemorative event program and receiving one of the very special 150th Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment campaign medallions, with a two-sided image of Friend To Friend and Hands At The Wall, as well as a blue/gray campaign ribbon for display on your mantle or uniform.Read more »
April Update 150th Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment
The excitement, anticipation and enthusiasm continues to build in the reenactment community, the Gettysburg community and the international community for the 150th Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment on July 4, 5, 6, & 7. By the time you receive this correspondence we will have hit the 9,000 registered Reenactor mark, 133 registered full size artillery pieces (with 10 horse drawn) and 375 registered horses. Having been the group that actually ran and executed the operations and logistics at the Bushey Farm in 1998, as well as the Gettysburg 140th and the Gettysburg 145th, we know from experience that planning and logistics for an event of this size is critical, difficult and costly. That is why pre-registration is so important for effective planning. We are announcing that although the registration fee is scheduled to increase on March 31, and will do so on the web, for you procrastinators we are extending the $35 registration fee for any registration received or postmarked by April 15. We have been told over and over that we do logistics as good as anyone and better than most. There are many reasons for that. One is knowing the numbers. We are simply trying to make sure you and your pards get your registrations in so we can effectively plan for your safety, comfort and enjoyment. On a related note there will also be an event commemorative program listing all Reenactors registered by May 15. Having your name included in the program will be a very nice keepsake for this unique and memorable event. Read more »
150th Gettysburg National Reenactment Winter Planning Session!
Over 100 Reenactor senior leaders, from all over the United States, converged on Gettysburg last weekend for national reenactment planning meetings. The scope and significance of the 150th Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment, on July 4, 5, 6, & 7, demands an unusually high level of planning and organization. Even though planning for this event began at the Gettysburg 145th Reenactment, and the site is almost prepped and ready to go, it is important to discuss hundreds of logistical and battlefield details. As the most anticipated, largest and most significant 150th Civil War Reenactment in America, respected and supported by the community, visitors and the majority of Reenactors, it is important that we be down to the details at this point and not just beginning the planning process.Read more »
As the end of January approaches, there are close to 6,000 Reenactors registered for the 150th
Gettysburg National Reenactment. Be advised it may take several weeks for your name to be entered into the database as this is only one of the tasks our reenactment administrative staff is performing. A reminder that early registration was extended to February 15. The cost of early registration is $25.00 with $5.00 of every Reenactor registration fee being donated to five local preservations and beneficiaries. The donation presentations will be made on the field at the event. On February 16 the registration fee goes to $35 until April 1. For an event of this size, planning, resources and logistics, for the large number of military Reenactors, living history Reenactors, dependents and cavalry, is critical to provide responsible operations and service. Please help us serve you by registering early and urge your pards to do the same!
As we send out our last E-Blast of 2012, we all have visions of the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary activities dancing in our heads! On behalf of the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, the entire Gettysburg Community, and Gettysburg National Reenacment Event Command Staff, our hope is that you and your families have a wonderful Christmas season. We sincerely wish you a blessed, healthy and happy New Year!