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02-10-2006, 01:50 AM
Sorry to be so brief with my first post on a new web page but I am looking to join an Iron Brigade unit at Gettysburg 2006. (July 1,2,3)I will be on a family vacation from California.
Is there a Gettysburg 2006? I wasn't sure they were having them anymore. I was at a Potomac Legion Living History on the 140th in July, that was really good.
02-10-2006, 10:09 PM
Yes there is a Gettysburg 2006, Here is the website:
Contact George Lomas at regimental quartermaster. He may be able to steer you toward someone.
If you come down to Fredericksburg while on your vacation let me know. I live in Fredericksburg and have a wet plate photo studio there.
02-16-2006, 11:13 AM
So,how will they manage to farb up the reenactment this year?Make the whole event a carnival with lions?Maybe they'll let medieval knights participate and joust each other?
"Always looking on the negative side" Mess
02-19-2006, 02:54 PM
Ahhhh...........you mean like having Pickett's Charge be over a stream and straight up a tall hill?
The only way organizers are going to get the message is, oh what the heck, they never will.
Oh, the humanity.
02-19-2006, 03:53 PM
Maybe they will let WWII Airborne reenacotrs parachute in to the event for the fight at the Wheat Field.They let them,and the Wilington Rifles,participate for the Rememberance Day march acouple of years back.
"I never see the bright side" Mess
02-19-2006, 08:28 PM
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein
"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
02-19-2006, 09:20 PM
Imagination:much more fun then reality.
02-21-2006, 12:12 PM
So,how will they manage to farb up the reenactment this year?
The usual way; they'll invite reenactors.
Before I became a reenactor (but when I was thinking about it) my family and I attended one of those annual Gettysburg something fests as "no nothing" but enthusasic spectators. Not knowing what "campaigner or hard core" was we walked away from it thinking it was a CW carnival not a reenactment. The worst part was during the battle right in front of spectators was fat teenage kid with his hair dyed yelllow (punk fashion) sleeping under a cannon with headphones on. That just killed it for me. The only good part was when the 1st sarg. kicked his sorry A** out of there.
On positve side we met several reenactors that seemed real to us and did first person. We also listened to some excellent period musicians. We also had funnel cake-but hey we were spectators not reenactors. I did see reenactors in the funnel cake line!
As a reeanctor can't say that I would go to this, knowing what I know now.
02-22-2006, 10:53 AM
I remember going to this event back in 2002.We walked the battlefield on the Sat.When we were near McPhearson's Woods,we started to hear art. fire and puffs of smoke.It was from the reenactment.It seemed cool on the battlefield because it made the experience somewhat eiree.When we went on Sunday,the staff were jerks.I guess I'll go to the 150 G'burg just cause of the size it would be.But I'll op for a living history on the battlefield and hang out in the town during that time.Maybe hike the battlefield and hang in town in period garb.Not sure.It's still afew years away.
02-22-2006, 02:33 PM
In 2008 there will be a Gettysburg worth attending.
Keep your ears to the ground.
02-22-2006, 05:50 PM
If you're hinting that you might be involved in something in 2008, I will defintley keep my ears open. As we all know the potential for success when it's done right is always much higher and the proof is in the pudding (or the skillygallee if you will).
Keep us posted.
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