154th and 155th Command Announcement
|The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee is pleased to announce the military command for the 2017 (154th) & 2018 (155th) National Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Reenactments. Command has been accepted by General (USA) Darrell Markijohn to lead the United States Volunteers and General (CSA) Tim Perry to lead the Army of Northern Virginia.
The acceptance and selection of both ANV and USV was preceded by an honest and constructive dialogue seeking to reinforce past event successes; while also recognizing the need for some change or improvement in other event details. It was agreed this constructive dialogue will be on-going and continue through both events.
The Gettysburg 154th on July 1, 2, & 3, 2017 will be at the Gettysburg Movie Site (Yingling Farm) next to the Historic Sachs Mill Covered Bridge overlooking the Roundtops. This smaller event footprint has been a rousing success with reenactors and visitors the past two years, with beautiful views and close proximity of battlefield, camps, sutlers and parking. Some exciting changes are in the wind for the Gettysburg National 155th Reenactment at the Redding Site on July 6, 7 & 8, 2018. We are currently working with both command staffs to re-evaluate the battlefield and site layout. There are some very promising ideas and options that we will be refining prior to Remembrance Day Weekend. We anticipate announcing more details Remembrance Day weekend. .
Gettysburg holds a very special place in American History. It is important that all constituencies involved in the Gettysburg Reenactment, including reenactors, visitors, organizers, landowners and the community understand this responsibility in an environment of mutual respect. By conscientiously striving to make the Gettysburg 154th & 155th Reenactments excellent for reenactors and visitors, we bring honor to the men who fought here, to American history, to the hobby, to participants and to the community. We invite you to the Gettysburg 154th & 155th Reenactments to make those dusty old history books come alive!
The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee
The UNITED STATES VOLUNTEER BRIGADE (USV) is dedicated to portraying the Union Army and 19th Century civilian life during America’s Civil War. The USV is the largest Union Reenacting organization in the country, portraying all service branches with three regiments of infantry, a regiment of Artillery, a regiment of Cavalry, and a battalion of Sharpshooters. Together with our civilian organization we number over 1,500 members from all over the United States and Canada. On January 8, 2017, the USV will be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at its annual convention at the Gettysburg Hotel, on the square in Gettysburg, Pa.
1st DIV, ANV
The First Division of the Army of Northern Virginia (ANV) is the largest and oldest reenacting organization in the East and, possibly, the country. The ANV currently has eight Infantry Battalions, a Horse Drawn Artillery Battalion, a full Cavalry Regiment, and an Artillery Regiment. The Division Staff members are handpicked from experienced reenactors who are known to make up one of the best operating staffs in the hobby. The Division Staff provides support for the ANV and for those under the ANV command. The First Division of the Army of Northern Virginia is run by a Board of Directors consisting of all of its Colonels.
ATTENTION REENACTORS: Complimentary 155th Anniversary Registration!
The highly anticipated Gettysburg 155th Anniversary Civil War reenactment will be held on July 6, 7 & 8, 2018. All registered reenactors that are on site Monday, July 3rd, and participate in the battles at the 2017 Gettysburg 154th reenactment to be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday (July 1-3, 2017) on the actual dates of the original battle, will receive complimentary free reenactor registration for the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee 155th reenactment in 2018.
The 2017 Annual Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment & Living History Event is scheduled to be held on July 1, 2 & 3, 2017, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Coinciding with the actual battle dates in 1863, “Gettysburg: July 1, 2 & 3, 1863.” Event Location: 965 Pumping Station Road — the “Gettysburg” movie site overlooking the Roundtops and the historic Sachs Mill Covered Bridge and adjoining the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Register Early and Save!: Online and Mail-in Reenactor Registration is open. $5 Registration Fee until December 31, 2016.
Please check back on this website www.GettysburgReenactment.com for updates and announcements.
Last update 11/12/2016