Poorlaggedman
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Gettysburg 150th

Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:41 am

Stupid question maybe.

I was a bigger Civil War buff when I was younger but I live about 2 hours from Gettysburg here in Pennsylvania and I was wondering if anybody here particularly knew how ridiculous it'll be this anniversary. I figure that something like the 150th might be unique enough in a way that's once in my lifetime that it might be worth coming through and was wondering if any of you have any experience with battlefields on such occasions? Furthermore I have an uncle that just moved to Gettsyburg so I even have a place to stay. I've been there 3-4 times before but never on the anniversary. Any idea what'll be going on this year?

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:16 am

What I know is that there will be a convention named HISTORICON at Fredericksburg around July 20 and that Ageod will be there, demoing CW2 :)
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Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:22 am

It will probably have a lot of people. I believe there will be re-enactments, and lots of celebrations as well.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:29 pm

I am not sure the plans for the actual 150th as I live in London now, however I was in Gettysburg for the weekend that the whole 150th Civil War celebrations started and it was a pretty big deal. Many vendors, activities, and an absurd amount of synchronized cannon fire! I can only imagine the upcoming celebration will be a big deal. Wish I was closer!

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Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Pocus wrote:What I know is that there will be a convention named HISTORICON at Fredericksburg around July 20 and that Ageod will be there, demoing CW2 :)


Will the demo be available on all days or just a specific time? I live about 30 minutes from there.

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Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:04 am

Jim-NC wrote:It will probably have a lot of people. I believe there will be re-enactments, and lots of celebrations as well.

Will be joining the 24th Michigan on the 2nd day of battle :feu:

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As fate may dictate, will be advancing southwards on the 5th of July :dada:





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Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:05 pm

I heard a radio bulletin today that said 200,000 people are expected to visit Gettysburg over the next ten days. Maybe it's not the best idea to go

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Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:53 pm

Poorlaggedman wrote:I heard a radio bulletin today that said 200,000 people are expected to visit Gettysburg over the next ten days. Maybe it's not the best idea to go


I had the same thought.

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Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Poorlaggedman wrote:Stupid question maybe.

Any idea what'll be going on this year?



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Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:43 am

Any pictures and/or videos from there? :D

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Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:41 am

So did anybody go? Somebody must have. It's a great place to visit. By far the most popular and preserved battlefield from what I understand, been there 3 times myself but not in a few years

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Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:36 pm

Three days in Gettysburg. Came away limping but in triumph.

Currently in Atlanta awaiting transfer to the Heimatfront.

Will report later when on station again.

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