June 18, 2015
To have over twenty-five Federal & Confederate artillery pieces roaring and spitting fire is not a usual occurrence at most civil war reenactments; but reenactors and visitors will get that experience over July 3, 4 & 5 at Annual Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment. Beside this massive artillery taking part in all the battles, there will be several special artillery demonstrations and volleys. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee has been contacted by the crew of the USS Gettysburg who will be coming to the event this year. Following the battle A Bloody Harvest – The Wheatfield battle on Saturday evening, the artillery units will honor the USS Gettysburg contingent with a commemoration volley for the ship and crew. The crew is expected to actively participate in the artillery salute. The USS Gettysburg (CG 64) is the U.S. Navy’s 18th Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser and is named for the Battle of Gettysburg. It is an extreme honor to host the crew of the USS Gettysburg at this year’s event and we hope you can join us for this special recognition.