Fort Wayne Volunteers Return After 4 Days At 150th Gettysburg Re-enactment

By Emma Koch


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July 9, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM EDT

GETTYSBURG, Penn. (www.incnow.tv) – The 30th Indiana has returned from 4 days of hard fighting at the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment.

From Thursday July 4th to Sunday July 7th, several battles were recreated each day. Approximately 10,000 re-enactors participated over the 4 days. Six of those re-enactors were from the 30th Indiana out of Fort Wayne as well as members of the 44th Indiana from Fort Wayne.

Some re-enactors journeyed from England and other parts of the world.

The photos provided by Steve Smith, 30th Indiana Captain, are of the re-enactment of the battle of the Wheatfield which originally was fought on July 2, 1863.

Monday, July 1st, marks the 150-year anniversary of one of the most monumental battles of the American Civil War.

Thousands have flocked to the site of the original battlefield to watch a re-enactment performed by thousands of volunteers. This year, the re-enactment is said to be portrayed larger than before. One group from Michigan includes over 10,000 re-enactors.

The re-enactment will take place July 3rd. Park rangers will guide spectators through the battlefield as the war is re-enacted. The event will end by a performance of “Taps”, played by multiple musicians.

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