The Civil War reenactors festival marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg continues through this weekend at the Redding farm north of the town.
About 13,000 reenactors from all 50 states and more than a dozen foreign countries are camping out on the Adams County hillsides, doing several re-enactments of parts of the battle each day. They’ve brought with them nearly 140 cannon and 400 horses.
The battle, a turning point in the war that blunted Robert E. Lee’s last invasion of the North, was actually fought July 1-3, 1893.
About 100,000 spectators are expected over the four days of the event.
Check out the video below from Penn State Public Broadcasting for more scenes from this historic reenactment.