Scenarios

 

 Friday, August 7

1:30 - Fiery Artillery Demonstration followed by Live Mortar Fire
-      Demonstration. Watch as the balls fly through the air to their
     target with an incendiary ending.                                 (Field Demonstration)
5:30 - First Contact – Davis Brigade at the Seminary – First Day Action
including skirmishers and wagons carrying the wounded off the field field event

-DAVIS’ BRIGADE ADVANCES ON SEMINARY RIDGE. This engagement will show the struggle of the Union First Corps’ attempting to hold Seminary Ridge once Heath’s division decides to make a determined push for the high ground. One of the brigades will be highlighted in this engagement which will be the Davis’ Brigade as they make contact and begin to push the Federal troops off of Seminary Ridge and continue in towards the town of Gettysburg.  

 Saturday, August 8th.

12:00 - Cavalry Demonstration, watch as these stately steeds show their work
- followed by Live Mortar Fire Demonstration: Watch as the balls fly
through the air to their target with an explosive ending.       (Field Demonstration)

 

5:00 - Culp’s Hill – 2nd Day Action. Johnson’s Brigade attempts to take Culp’s
Hill. This action will highlight the Maryland Troops of Johnson’ Bgde ( Field)

-JOHNSON’S BRIGADE’S ATTEMPT TO TAKE CULP’S HILL. This engagement will highlight the Maryland troops of the Johnson’s Division as they struggle to make their way through the wooded areas and across Rock Creek. It will show them reassembling in order to make a unified frontal attack at Culp’s Hill.  

 

Sunday, August 9,  

11:00 - Cavalry Presentation, watch as these stately steeds show their work
followed by Live Mortar Fire Demonstration: Watch as the balls fly
through the air to their target with an dynamic ending. (Field Demonstration)

 

2:30 - Battle: Armistead reaches the Wall – segment of Pickett’s Charge

-GENERAL ARMISTEAD REACHES THE WALL. During Pickett’s charge and the attempt to push the Federals off of Cemetery Ridge, this engagement will highlight General Armistead’s brigade as they reach the wall and attempt to turn the guns on the Federals. The Federal Reserve’s rushed in and changed the course of the struggle.

This energy filled  and desperate attack that  Lee had launched was in truth the mad and reckless movement that Meade characterized it and accomplished no more than a slight fraying of the edge of the front line of the Union troops as the Union Army rose up to repel the Confederates. The next day the struggling Confederate army would begin its trek back south across the Potomac River signaling The High Tide of the Confederacy was on the decline. A massive artillery barrage between opposing artillery precedes Sunday’s troop advance at the reenactment. Experience a segment of this most famous battle on Sunday afternoon, August 9th, 2:30PM  at the Rescheduled 152nd Gettysburg Battle Reenactment.