ATTENTION REENACTORS – REGISTER NOW!
The 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment – July 4-7, 2013
Event Site Location: 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA. 17325 (The Redding Farm).150th Gettysburg Reenactment Site Registration hours Tuesday, July 2, 2013 – 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Wednesday, July 3rd –8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4th –7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, July 5th – 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, July 6th –7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 7th – 7 a.m. – Noon $5 from every reenactor registration will be donated to preservation!
We are pleased and proud to announce that for the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee will be donating $5 of every reenactor registration to be distributed equally to five preservation and patriotic organizations. We are already engaged with several of these organization’s projects including the Sgt MAC National Wreath Project and improvements to the 1886 Eisenhower Iron Bridge and the Sachs Mill Covered Bridge. The other three beneficiaries are the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg Museum on Seminary Ridge and the Land Conservancy of Adams County.
Registering this many reenactors is a large and time-consuming task – so your understanding and cooperation with accurately provding the requested information as soon as possible is greatly appreciated.
Directions: From US 15 North or South use Hunterstown Road exit and follow signs. From Gettysburg take Carlisle Street toward Biglerville and 1/2 mile out-of-town make a right at car wash onto Table Rock Road. For location maps go to the event web site at www.gettysburgreenactment.com.
*Very Important Reenactor Information*
PASS & PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED: You must have valid Photo ID to register. After registering each reenactor is required to present their pass and photo I.D. upon entering the Reenactor parking and camps. You must have your pass at all times. Each person in a vehicle must have a pass and photo I.D. or you will not be allowed entry. If you do not have your pass, or have forgotten or misplaced your pass, it will be necessary to return to registration for a replacement. CSA reenactors will also be required to show their pass when re-entering the CSA camp on foot from the CSA parking area. Please be considerate and respectful of gate personnel. They have a very difficult job so your cooperation, a smile and thank you is always appreciated!
EMERGENCY SERVICES: There will be professionally staffed EmergencyServices on site as a 24 hour operation. This will includeEMS (paramedic & EMT’s) and a Pennsylvania Forest Fire Crew. EMS aid stations will be established near both the Federal and Confederate camps as well as a 24/7 field hospital located in the Sutler area in the rear end of the long equipment shed near Activities Tent #1. During visitor hours additionalEMS and fire crews will be staged to respond for spectators and military personnel in coordination with the battle scenarios.
REENACTOR SHUTTLE: For your convenience there will be an on-site shuttle exclusively for registered reenactors. The shuttle will generally run Thursday & Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. until after the Camp Dance and Sunday 8 a.m. until after the afternoon battle. Times may change due to demand, battlefield and scenario logistics. The CSA shuttle will go from the CSA Camp and upRedding Farm Lane to a terminal point at the south end of the Sutler area near Activities Tent #1 on the Redding Farm and the Federal Shuttle will go from the U.S. Camps to a terminal point at the north (Federal) end of the Sutler area. Be aware that pick-up and drop-off will only be for reenactors and only allowed at designated, defined and controlled areas. Please understand there will be no “pick-ups” along the way other than designated areas because of safety and logistical considerations. Please respect shuttle drivers and attendants as they are serving for your benefit and comfort.
CARS IN CAMP: One persistent and legitimate reenactor complaint is that the cars in the camps during the event significantly detract from everyone’s experience. The solution is to simply be considerate, get unloaded and remove your vehicle immediately after unloading – even if it is open vehicle hours. The camps closed to vehicle regulations will be strictly enforced by organizers and military command. No vehicles will be allowed in the camps after 11 a.m. Thursday until the conclusion of Sunday’s battle unless emergency permission is obtained from the U.S. or C.S. command. Military provosts will assist in enforcing this regulation. Be advised that violating vehicles will be towed and impounded near the command center by event security and will then be released upon payment of $100 towing fee to cover cost of removal. The vast majority of reenactors request and fully support this policy.
TRASH BAGS: Every registered reenactor will be provided with a trash bag at registration. Please respect the property owners who graciously allow us access to their beautiful farms. Reenactment sites are precious and we all want to be invited to return. If you place full bags in the area of the camp firewood piles they will be collected daily. For those camping in wooded areas total cleanup is especially critical prior to breaking camp.
FIREPITS: These are working farms with hard working owners that are proud of their land. Farm equipment must travel on these fields and one of the landowners has and rides horses. For the sake of courtesy and safety please carefully restore and repair any soil disturbance!
HORSE HAY: Hay will be supplied for horses.
ICE:After serious consideration we have decided to provide a 20 lb. bag of ice for $4. We feel it prudent and informational to explain our reasoning as well as reenactment ice dynamics. Most events charge $3 for a small 8 lb. bag. The cost of providing ice at an event in the middle of farm fields is costly, but essential. Aside from the obvious cost of the product, there is transportation cost to site, a cost of renting freezer reefer trailers for the duration of event, a cost of hundreds of gallons of diesel to run the reefers and a cost of vehicles and staff to distribute the ice. We recently observed a local Super Wal-mart selling 20 lb. bags for $3.39 without having to incur most of these expenses. Fuel and transportation cost are extremely impacting. It is more effective for us to purchase twenty pound bags and pass those savings on to you, thus, it is our conclusion that a twenty pound bag of ice for $4 is simply a better deal for reenactors rather than an eight pound bag of ice.
SHOWERS: Yes. Hours to be announced at a later date
CAMP DANCE: There will be a Camp Dances on Saturday evening in Tent #2 at 8:00 p.m. for your enjoyment. The camp shuttles will continue running to these areas until 1 hour after the dance is over or until everyone is transported back to camp. Food and beverages will be available before and during the dance at the Food/Beverage Tent near Activity#2.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES: There will be an uplifting Saturday evening revival service in Activity Tent #1 conducted by The Reverend Alan Farley (Reenactor’s Mission for Jesus Christ) at 7 p.m. On Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m., there will be a Period Civil War service conducted by Reverend Farley in Activities Tent # 1 and a Catholic service in Activities Tent # 2. You are welcome to take the reenactor shuttle and allow ample transport time.
LOST & FOUND: Please bring any lost & found items to the command center beside the lower hay barn cavalry registration area or go to the public address area.
FOOD & BEVERAGE: There will be a large and diverse variety of food and beverages available during the event. In the CSA Camp, food service will be available exclusively for reenactors 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. On the Federal side, there will be extended food service hours at two locations for reenactors. Hours will be 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the hay barn overhang in the Sutler area near Activities Tent #1 and at the Food/Beverage Tent near the Federal shuttle terminal on the north side of the Sutler area–those locations are at both ends of the Sutler area.
SECURITY: Both the command center and event security will operate 24 hours staffed by professional personnel. Security personnel, EMS staff, reenactor parking staff and gate staff, as well as military command staff, have direct communication with theEMS and the command center in the event of an emergency or serious incident.
We sincerely thank you for your participation and hope you enjoy the weekend. We wish you safe travel to and from the event. Please be very conscious of the safety rules and regulations at all times during the event, as well as, your safety and the safety of others! _____________________________________________
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