I'm not goen to either Gettysburg. The march I organized as part of Anders event a few years ago was from the Caledonia State Park down the Cashtown Pike (after following a natural gas pipeline over one heck of a mountain) through Cashtown and eventually ending at Needle and Thread. We were portraying Confederates who marched from what is now Caledonia State Park to Gettysburg on 26 June 1863. For us, it was seventeen plus miles in ninety plus heat. We weren't that far away from Anders' event site, but we were played out. Chris Anders drove me to the hospital that night and they admitted me. Good times.
A well known individual in the hobby organized a one mile march - a whole mile! - into downtown the following week and got lots of press for the great march they did.
The only march about which I've heard for the 150th is Dobb's Sixth Corps march. Brutal. Brutal. But, I haven't heard any active plans. Maybe he'll step up with info.
I am involved with one of the three Illinois companies being formed for the living history at Vicksburg next May. Not sure what I'm doing at the two Chickamaugas yet, but I know I'm going to both. By the way, the two events about which I write are a living history at the park on one weekend and the other is the BGA mainstream event the following week. There aren't competeing mainstream events. Yet.
"While the original battle [Gettysburg] may arguably be considered the epicenter of the history of the war, the GAC reenactment is not the epicenter of the hobby. To confuse or equate the two is unfortunate. - Bernard Biederman, 6 July 2012
"Authenticity conflicts occur when reenactors from one end of the spectrum attend events at the other end of the spectrum then try to impose their own standards instead of event standards."