Re-enactments mark 150 years since Gettysburg

Re-enactments mark 150 years since Gettysburg

Credit: Getty Images

GETTYSBURG, PA - JUNE 29: Confederate Civil War re-enactors march for an evening attack during a three-day Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment on June 29, 2013 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Some 8,000 re-enactors from the Blue Gray Alliance are participating in events marking the 150th anniversary of the July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, considered the turning point in the American Civil War. Union and Confederate armies suffered a combined total of some 46,000-51,000 casualties in the battle, the highest of any conflict of the war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:43 AM

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pickett's Charge ended with a stinging defeat again for the South at a Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment but events held in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's pivotal conflict are far from over.

The National Park Service holds its commemoration ceremony Sunday night featuring a keynote address by author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her best-selling novel "Team of Rivals" in part inspired last year's Oscar-winning film "Lincoln."

The ceremony will be followed by a procession to Soldiers National Cemetery, where the graves of Union dead will be marked.

Earlier Sunday, the first of two massive re-enactments planned over a 10-day period wrapped up with the South's ill-fated Pickett's Charge. That famous attack took place on the last of the three-day Gettysburg encounter, on July 3, 1863.

Print
Email
|