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MHowe
06-27-2006, 10:03 PM
Just wanted to let everyone that ma not know yet the Gettysburg Event has been postponed till next weekend the 7 8 and 9. Here is a link to the official release. http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/ Jst wanted to give everyone a heads up

cjdaley
06-28-2006, 12:54 AM
Just wanted to let everyone that ma not know yet the Gettysburg Event has been postponed till next weekend the 7 8 and 9. Here is a link to the official release. http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/ Jst wanted to give everyone a heads up

FYI: July 7-9 is also Bike week in Gettysburg.

8thILCavalry
06-28-2006, 01:05 AM
Just like in 2003. This will make the turn out drindle some.

sigman
06-28-2006, 12:50 PM
The Mifflin Guard will still be encamped at the Pennsylvania Monument in the park this July 1st & 2nd!

Jamie Rife
06-28-2006, 02:08 PM
Yep, Bike Week is set for that same weekend, just like Chris said. Should be interesting seeing the worst of both worlds downtown, if enough reenactors bother to change their vacation plans and show up.

JBW
06-28-2006, 08:54 PM
A friend had planned to attend and can't change shifts at this late notice (something about being short of cops on patrol ;) ). If he wanted to go up this weekend and sightsee, is there anyplace safe to pitch a tent? Any thoughts will help, thanks.

Remise
06-28-2006, 08:57 PM
If he has a Federal impression, I suggest he get in touch with the Mifflin Guard, in which case he could pitch a tent at the Pennsylvania Monument for the entire weekend, plus probably have a very fulfilling time of it, too, as they will be doing their annual battalion living history.

B.C. Milligan
Company K, First Penna. Reserves

cjdaley
06-29-2006, 04:20 AM
A friend had planned to attend and can't change shifts at this late notice (something about being short of cops on patrol ;) ). If he wanted to go up this weekend and sightsee, is there anyplace safe to pitch a tent? Any thoughts will help, thanks.

Don't quote me on this, but he may want to try Boyd's Bears. The last time the event got cancelled/postponed Boyd's agreed to let any and all reenactors pitch a tent on their front lawn for no charge.


Yep, Bike Week is set for that same weekend, just like Chris said. Should be interesting seeing the worst of both worlds downtown, if enough reenactors bother to change their vacation plans and show up.

Well since the organizers of Bike Week are also the same folks who are supporting the casino, this should be interesting indeed. As for changed vacation plans, I bumped into a few reenactors in town yesterday who flew out to G-burg on Monday and had no idea the event was changed.

JBW
06-29-2006, 07:02 AM
Thanks for the info. I'll pass it along.

cjdaley
06-29-2006, 09:54 AM
is there anyplace safe to pitch a tent?

Gettysburg Camp Ground is shut down as it's under a foot of water, not sure what public campgrounds are left. Maybe he could try KOA, but that's along the same creek.

sigman
06-29-2006, 10:00 AM
Anyone wishing to still have a complete weekend may fall in with the Mifflin Guard if they'd like. You may only camp on the company street with a dog tent. There are to be no modernisms in site. This is not a family camp, but a working battalion camp. We cannot accomodate any civilians. Some period civilians do visit camp, but do not remain all day.

There are a number of uniform standards as well. If you are progressive minded you will be more than welcomed. No slouch hats for enlisted-men.

We cannot entertain any superfilous officer impressions. Companies already have their commanders.

We do a couple of drill demos, post guard, etc. Plan on staying the weekend if you can. Contact me prior to Friday 1:00 pm if you have any questions.

Andy Siganuk asiganuk@comcast.net

JBW
06-29-2006, 11:01 AM
Thanks for all the info. My buddy has been in contact with the organizers, if I find out anything I'll post here.

AP Hill
06-29-2006, 03:29 PM
If you do come up this weekend also visit The Confederate Military Forces in Pitzer's Woods. The woods are behind the Longstreet Monument.

APH

penn-state-engr
06-30-2006, 07:28 AM
Be advised that a motion has been made to move this to sometime in August. See below. This is what I received.


Gentlemen,
I have suggested to the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee and Allen Baldwin that the event be scheduled sometime in August. The National Weather Service forecasts showers in the NE through July 15th. and this doesn't look good for drying the fields. August is also a slow month as there aren't any big events. Besides, next weekend is rather short notice as I am sure many of us have made other plans. including Manassas in 3 weeks. If you are of the same opinion contact the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee gac3@adelphia .com and Allen Baldwin at bigred@superpa.net .
YOB
Jim Lynch
Adjutant U.S. Artillery Res.

Chris
06-30-2006, 08:23 PM
HI, we live 15 minutes from Gettysburg in a private home and we want to open our home for reenactors to stay at if you are having a tough time getting a hotel for 7-9 July. You can email us at cjhabell@yahoo.com if you want some information. Thanks!

Footslogger
07-02-2006, 07:19 AM
We came over from England last the event was cancelled due to rain, and ended up at Boyds Bear, whilst grateful for what they did, it was really not the best of venues Best part of the event Fri and Sat eve down at the Cashtown Inn superb oh and spending most of my money at Chris Daley's.

SteveB

VaTrooper
07-02-2006, 11:09 AM
Yea Charles Heath took a visit to Gettysburg yesterday. Seems like a couple THOUSAND people didnt get the word.

Wild Rover
07-03-2006, 07:06 AM
I would highly suggest that if you attended the CMF living history at Pitzer's or the Mifflin Guard up at the PA monument, you would have had a far superior time than at the "big" event.

High quality folks on the original battle trump powderburners at an auction barn.


Call me silly.