Jul 8

Two reenactors share a tender moment outside their tents at the Gettysburg Reenactment. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

We stopped by on the morning of July 2nd for one of the three days of the Gettysburg Re-enactment event. The event takes place on private property and is put on by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. We stayed for the brief cavalry demonstration, noted as the “Emmitsburg Road Cavalry Skirmish,” and will show you the pictures we took as we walked around the event.

Many people arrived as early as we did and made their way from the parking area, past the line of portable toilets, towards the vendors, tents, and the grandstand area. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken facing east at approximately 6:10 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2011.

Early in the morning most of the infantry reenactors were drilling at their respective camps on the reenactment property or still sleeping. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

We’re now heading toward the campsites with the tenting area and the main grandstand in the right background. This view was facing east at approximately 6:10 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This Confederate group was drilling in preparation for the afternoon battle. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

We’ve now moved on to one of the Confederate camps. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.
This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

As the morning progressed the line of cars backing up along the roadway increased. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

The cavalry groups prepared for their skirmish in fields near their campsites. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

The Longstreet Tower at Gettysburg National Military Park is visible from this year’s reenactment location. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

These days, everyone has their camera. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

Now, we’re not exactly sure where the roadway is, or how this even slightly resembles a cavalry skirmish at Emmitsburg, but we’ll play along. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

The “hitting of the sabers” is the action packed part of this demonstration. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011, by Andre Mammino.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

Looking through most of our actual photos of this “combat” we were having a hard time finding pictures where the reenactors here weren’t smiling or laughing as they engaged the enemy. To paraphrase Major General William T. Sherman, “War is Swell.”  This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

Approximately 20,000 visitors paid to see the reenactment over its three day run. This view was taken between approximately 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 2, 2011.


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