150th Anniversary: The Armies Return
Two full battalions of Union and Confederate infantrymen accompanied by artillery and other supporting units will present demonstrations and programs near the Pennsylvania Memorial and at Pitzer's Woods throughout the day to illustrate the life of the Union and Confederate soldier and demonstrate the tactics used by both armies in the Battle of Gettysburg. These programs are free.
The camps will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (PLEASE NOTE living history events are July 1-3 only.)
Union Camp- (National Regiment, commanded by Tom Downes) Infantry and Artillery at Pennsylvania Monument, Auto Tour Stop 12. This camp will also include the U.S. Christian Commission and a small contingent of the Society of Union Surgeons.
Confederate Camp- (Confederate Military Forces, commanded by Curtis Utz) Infantry and Artillery at Pitzer Woods, Auto Tour Stop 6.
The Union Signals Group under the command of Samuel Foster will have daily demonstrations from two signal stations, the first near Meade's Headquarters and the second on the summit of Little Round Top. Demonstrations of signal communications will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors are encouraged to compose and send messages between the two stations.
Please note that there will be no demonstrations after 12 noon of July 3 as both living history groups will be involved in the Pickett's Charge commemorative walk.
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Did You Know?
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park, the result of a cooperative effort between veterans of the North and South, was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 3, 1938 during the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.