Gettysburg reenactment celebrates 150th anniversary with thousands gathered
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, some 15,000 Civil War reenactors are coming together at Gettysburg, Pa. to bring the historic event to life again. The Gettysburg reenactment, which began on June 27, was put together by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee and will take place up through July 7.
Though this event will take place for days, it's the major Gettysburg battle that is expected to attract the most spectators. About 80,000 people are anticipated to attend that portion of the event. The entire Gettysburg reenactment will cost somewhere near $1 million.
The actual Battle of Gettysburg took place from July 1 to July 3, 1863. This massive reenactment will only focus on the major engagements of the battle, the Philadelphia Enquirer reports. "I think of it as a historical Woodstock," Randy Phiel, one of the organizers, tells the site.