Discussion in 'Contemporary Photos of Civil War Sites & Events' started by Rob9641, Jul 3, 2013.
Here are a few I took today
Watched it live on the webcam and it looked great. Do they let visitors walk that path normally or was it just something they allowed this time since it was the 150th? I haven't been to Gettysburg yet so just curious.
You almost got my cousin and I. We were in Scales's Brigade, which was represented by the Green Flag on the far left of your first photo. That was an excellent event.
Yes, you can walk it any day. Just look out for mud and ticks.
The picture shows a flag with Armistead in block letters printed on it. Is this historically correct?
I may be wrong, but it looks like that flag was a way to identify where those doing the march should be grouped, not historically correct. Rob??
One really gets a sense of the mass of humanity coming across the field, although 150 years ago it was much greater. The imagination reels at the thought of shot, shell and canister being poured into that same humanity! It must have been an awesome (in the original sense of the word) sight.
Amazing photos - thanks for posting them
Its not historically correct, but like pamc153PA said, a way to designate what brigade marched across what ground or to group people to represent the brigades I am sure.
When the US Marines reenacted Pickett's Charge in 1922 they used flags that had the names of each Confederate Brigadier General that took part in the attack on them as well. Like how you can see the flag that says "Garnett" on it in this photo of the Marines in the reenactment in 1922.
Wow never knew the marines re-enacted it. Great picture.
Nice set of photos!
Wonderful photos, all! Would have liked to been there but I'm in California. My great-uncle, however, was there 150 years ago with the South Carolinians. He was shot in the stomach somewhere midway in the charge, and went back to the rear. For some time we thought he just kept going until he hit California, where he opened up a grocery, but he did come back and stayed with Lee to the bitter end. He was a Catawba, Captain Billy George.
Thank You for posting these!
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