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A shaft of sunlight shines through the clouds illuminating a cannon near "The Angle" on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. (June 29, 2013)

Civil War reenactments, battle sites and museum in Gettsyburg, Pa.

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to 3, 1863, was a turning point in the Civil War, and the town of Gettysburg, Pa., is marking the 150th anniversary.

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Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, PA. for the 150th Gettysburg Re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

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The statue of Union General Gouverneur K. Warren
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The statue of Union General Gouverneur K. Warren surveys the battlefield from atop Little Round Top at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. This July 1-3 is the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Paul Karabin, right, portraying Maj. Gen. George Pickett,
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Paul Karabin, right, portraying Maj. Gen. George Pickett, and Brodee Daniel, as Pickett's flag holder, participate in the Pickett's Charge commemorative march during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. (July 3, 2013)

John W. King, portraying president Abraham Lincoln, pauses
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John W. King, portraying president Abraham Lincoln, pauses at a patriotic doorway during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. (July 3, 2013)

Constestants take part in an Abraham Lincoln look-alike
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Constestants take part in an Abraham Lincoln look-alike contest with their dogs during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. (July 3, 2013)

Thousands walk during the Pickett's Charge commemorative march
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Thousands walk during the Pickett's Charge commemorative march during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. (July 3, 2013)

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Women dressed in 1860s era hoop dresses during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. (July 3, 2013)

Living historian Jon Psotks of Washington DC writes
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Living historian Jon Psotks of Washington DC writes a letter by candle light as he encamps with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historian, Guy Smith of Huntington in the
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Living historian, Guy Smith of Huntington in the command tent, encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historian, Guy Smith holds his antique pocket
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Living historian, Guy Smith holds his antique pocket watch which he carries while encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historian Jon Psotks of Washington DC writes
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Living historian Jon Psotks of Washington DC writes a letter by candle light as he encamps with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment
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Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historian, Guy Smith of Huntington is encamped
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Living historian, Guy Smith of Huntington is encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment
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Living historians are encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historian, Mark Adler, right, of Oceanside is
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Living historian, Mark Adler, right, of Oceanside is encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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Living historian William Carman of Wantagh is encamped
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Living historian William Carman of Wantagh is encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. William's great grandfather, John Carman, fought at Gettysburg. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Henry Schmied, front, of Mechancisburg PA. is encamped
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Henry Schmied, front, of Mechancisburg PA. is encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

A Civil War Pipe and drum band play
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A Civil War Pipe and drum band play for tourists on the porch of the Rupp House Museum in Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013)

Living historian, Steve Schnyer of Swanzey, NH. cleans
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Living historian, Steve Schnyer of Swanzey, NH. cleans his rifle while encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historians stand in formation while encamped with
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Living historians stand in formation while encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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Living Historians, Ron Miller of Hagerstown, MD. and
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Living Historians, Ron Miller of Hagerstown, MD. and James Snyder of Baltimore, MD. are encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment. (June 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Living historian, Guy Smith of Huntington encamped with
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Living historian, Guy Smith of Huntington encamped with the National Regiment on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania for the 150th Anniversary of the historic battle. (July 1, 2013) Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, PA. for the 150th Gettysburg Re-enactment, A Blue Gray Alliance Event. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors re-enact Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-enact Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg Re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

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Civil War re-enactors take the field as they
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Civil War re-enactors take the field as they prepare to re-enact Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors take the field as they
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Civil War re-enactors take the field as they prepare to re-enact Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors take the field to re-enact
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Civil War re-enactors take the field to re-enact Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors take the field at the
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Civil War re-enactors take the field at the beginning of a re-enactment of Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg Re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th anniversary of the battle. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

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Civil War re-enactor Jeff Speight of Island Park
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Civil War re-enactor Jeff Speight of Island Park holds a photo of his great-grandfather, Henry Washington Speight, who was a Civil War veteran. Jeff Speight in encamped with other Union re-enactors on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary of the battle. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War Reenactors Tyler Millett of Camden Mass.
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Civil War Reenactors Tyler Millett of Camden Mass. and Chris Aronhalt of Gettysburg Pa. encamp with the 114th Pennsylvania regiment during the 150th Commemoration and Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. (June 29, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm
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Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle. (June 30, 2013)

Brothers, and Civil War re-enactors Peter and Sullivan
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Brothers, and Civil War re-enactors Peter and Sullivan Laramie of Fair Haven, Vt. encamp with other Union re-enactors on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg , Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm
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Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th anniversary of the battle. (June 30, 2013)

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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the
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Civil War re-enactors re-create Pickett's Charge on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm
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Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. (June 30, 2013)

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm
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Civil War re-enactors encamp on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. (June 30, 2013)

Civil Warre-enactors Melonie and Jeffrey Luiz of Bristol,
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Civil Warre-enactors Melonie and Jeffrey Luiz of Bristol, R.I., watch a battle re-enactment on the Bushey Farm in Gettysburg during the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment. (June 30, 2013)

The sun sets behind a cannon near
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The sun sets behind a cannon near "The Angle" on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. (June 29, 2013)

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A shaft of sunlight shines through the clouds
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A shaft of sunlight shines through the clouds illuminating a cannon near "The Angle" on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. (June 29, 2013)

A shaft of sunlight shines through the clouds
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A shaft of sunlight shines through the clouds illuminating the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument on the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. (June 29, 2013)

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