Jul 29



Gettysburg National Military Park seasonal intern Joe Phillips presented a program on the Civil War soldier Tuesday afternoon. The young visitor is asking him why the soldiers put cloth on the outside of their canteens. Joe gives the answer in the video clip following this picture. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

Another of the many summer programs offered at Gettysburg National Military Park is one on the common soldier. Tuesday afternoon, the Gettysburg Daily stopped by Ranger Station #1 to hear seasonal intern Joe Phillips present a program on the Civil War soldiers. Even at these general programs one may pick up things they didn’t know before. For instance, the answer to a question posed by a young visitor. The question is given at the first photograph, and the answer is presented in the first video.

Why did soldiers put cloth on the outside of their canteens? Play the video clip to hear Joe’s answer. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.



Joe showed the different items carried by the soldiers such as the toothbrush he is holding in his right hand. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.



Here are some of the diffent items that Joe was showing to the visitors. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

At the end of his presentation, Joe read a letter from a soldier at the end of the war, and explained how some of the soldiers felt as the war was ending. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.



At the end of the program, visitors were allowed to come up and look over the equipment, and Joe is signing a paper to have one of the young visitors receive credit for the Junior Ranger program. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.



Seasonal intern Joe Phillips shows some young visitors how a rifled musket operated. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.


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