USS Gettysburg Crew & Independence Day Artillery Salute

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.


NEW, This Year! Youth Activities Tent

June 17, 2015

From the first event in 1995, The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee events have always featured some of the best living history at any civil war reenactment. This year a Youth Activities Tent, is being added to the living history smorgasbord. An array of activities at this tent will include enlistment, life and equipment of a young soldier, medical, music, drilling, a civil war art contest and honorable discharge. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, in partnership with the Gettysburg Times News In Education initiative, have given complimentary passes to all students K-8 in Adams County in hopes of making American History available to more children.

 

Besides the new Youth Activities Tent, the always popular Live mortar Fire demonstrations – complete with explosions at the end will take place each day. There will be field demonstrations, a Living History Village and continuous programs in two large Living History Activities Tents that include ladies period dress, civil war music, presentations by the Generals, period religious services and several civil war weddings.

 

Living History Coordinator Kirk Davis has been leading the living history portion of the annual event for many years and does an excellent job orchestrating one of the best living history programs of any civil war reenactment in the nation.

          

Top 100 Attractions

September 10, 2014

Commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg at the Annual Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment July 3-5, 2015 and Watch History Come to Life!

Witness All Day Family Events!

  • Exciting Battles Each Day
  • Live Mortar Fire Demonstrations
  • Two Large Activities Tents
  • Civil War Weddings
  • Period Speakers
  • Civil War Medical Demonstrations
  • 1860s Fashion Shows
  • Stroll through the Sutler Village
  • Live Civil War Music
  • Shop for Period Style Wares
  • Tour the Military Camps
  • Period Worship Service
  • Food and Beverages Available

Visit website:  www.gettysburgreenactment.com for more information and a complete schedule of events.

 

 


Gettysburg 2015 “Crossroads of Destiny”

January 19, 2014

Gettysburg 2015
“Crossroads of Destiny”

 

 We are very, very excited! On July 3rd, 4th & 5th we will again be at the beautiful Gettysburg Movie Site for the twenty-second anniversary of the movie Gettysburg. Reenactors, visitors and staff all love this site that sits beside GNMP, with its pastoral terrain and magnificent views that overlook the historic Sachs Mill Covered Bridge, the Eisenhower National Historic Site and The Roundtops. This will be an event that allows both reenactors and staff to take more time to enjoy the smaller interesting scenarios, the beautiful surroundings, campfire chats and camaraderie.

  

Gettysburg 2015
“Crossroads of Destiny”
Reenactment Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for next year’s Gettysburg reenactment on July 3rd, 4th & 5th.  Tickets make  great holiday gifts. To order tickets or for additional ticket ordering information please contact E-tix support athttp://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=10019  or call E-tix support at 800-514-3849. You may also go to the reenactment website at www.gettysburgreenactment.com and click on Order Tickets.

 

Military Command

 

   We are pleased to report that Generals Allen Baldwin & Brian Gesuero will be returning to command at Gettysburg in 2015. Last week we toured the site with General Baldwin and General Gesuero. They determined that this year both camps will be on the west side of the property again, freeing up interesting and diverse ground on the east side that would be conducive to options such as Culp’s Hill, Benners Hill, East Cemetery Hill or Willoughby Run; either as a tactical or as a prelude to going into another phase of battle. A cavalry ride into GNMP through the Sachs Mill Covered Bridge and historic Eisenhower Metal Bridge is also anticipated.  Having taken a deep breath and held it in last year – this is a year to exhale and completely enjoy.