Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tens of Thousands of Spectators Stretch Out as Far as the Eye Can See at the Civil War Reenactment in Gettysburg, PA

The packed-deep lines of spectators on the ground and in the Grandstands stretch out over the hill past the Confederates on the opposite side of the Gettysburg reenactment battlefield.

This view is from Kent Courtney's limber position with the 6th New York Artillery at the far end of the Federal lines and looks toward the Confederate lines.

Look closely at this photograph to get an idea of the immensity of the reenactment in Gettysburg, PA.

6th New York Artillery loaded and at the ready at the Gettysburg, PA Reenactment

This view is from Kent Courtney's position on the limber.

Kent Courtney at the 148th Anniversary Reenactment at the Battle of Gettysburg, PA

Kent Courtney mans the limber position of the 6th New York's 12 Pounder bronze Napoleon Cannon at the 148th Anniversary Reenactment of the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA.

This polished bronze cannon was actually used at the original Battle of Gettysburg 148 years ago. It has been preserved through the efforts of Jeff Cohen and the 6th New York artillery reenactment organization.