Aug 3



Details are sketchy, but according to eyewitnesses, a reenactor performing at Gettysburg’s American Civil War Museum was wounded near this tent Sunday afternoon. He was laying underneath a tarp by the tent when one of his fellow reenactors came up very close to his foot with his weapon and pulled the trigger (as an eyewitness said). This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2008.

A reenactor performing at the American Civil War Museum on Gettysburg’s Steinwehr Avenue was wounded Sunday afternoon. Details are sketchy as to the seriousness of his wound.



The wadding/round went through the tarp, through the boot, and into his foot. Accounts vary on how seriously the individual was wounded, but he was taken to York Hospital. Here a Gettysburg officer questions a reenactor and looks over the tarp he will take away as evidence. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2008.



One part of the wadding/round went from the surgeon’s tent on the far left (as far as the orange cone near the cannon). The yellow tape is where law enforcement has marked off the area as a crime scene. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2008.



Police units from the Borough of Gettysburg and Cumberland Township were on hand for the investigation. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2008.



The reenactors were kept on site at the crime scene to fill out paperwork. Reenactors at the Wax Museum, or American Civil War Museum, were previously featured on July 5, 2008. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2008.



One witness told the Gettysburg Daily that he thought one of the reenactors was overloading his weapon (loading two to three rounds instead of a single round) as his weapon made much more noise throughout the day than the weapons of the other reenactors. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2008.


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