By Woodrow Wilcox
Learning is easier when more senses are involved in the lesson. That is why those who want to learn about the Civil War should visit Gettysburg for the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.
The 145th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Reenactment will be a three day event on July 4, 5, and 6 at the C. David Redding Farm just three miles north of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
More than 10,000 reenactors, 100 cannon, and 400 horses are scheduled to attend the event. Portions of the Battle of Gettysburg will be re-enacted during the three day event.
Learning about the battle, the soldiers involved, and their life styles will be easy for children and adults because they will see, hear, smell, and feel what life and war were like during the Civil War.
With over 10,000 volunteers appearing as northern and southern troops, it will be one of the largest Civil War reenactments ever. Even with this huge number of volunteer reenactors, the real battle would dwarf the reenactment. Over 50,000 troops from the North and South struggled at Gettysburg and casualties numbered over 25,000.
Attending any Civil War reenactment would instill respect for the fighting men of both sides. But, the upcoming event at Gettysburg this summer will add awe to that respect.
The real battlefield and other educational opportunities await visitors at Gettysburg only a few miles from the site of the reenactment.
For more information on this event, visit www.gettysburgreenactment.com or phone 717-338-1525. For information on accommodations and visiting Gettysburg, visit www.gettysburg.travel or phone 800-337-5015. For more information on Civil War reenactments, visit www.campchase.com, or www.civilwarcourier.com.
Wilcox News Service
Written on June 10, 2008