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150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg event list

Below is a listing of several events taking place in the region for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. For a complete list of events, visit http://www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com.

Prelude to Gettysburg: the Cashtown Road 150th anniversary of Lee's Approach to Gettysburg

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When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29, 9 a.m. June 30

Where: Around Cashtown, Pa., Old Route 30

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Featured: Historic home tours, living history at General Lee's Headquarters and Civil War hospital, roving musicians and a prayer service on Sunday.

More information: http://www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com

Armistead's Brigade of Living History

When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 29-30

Where: American Civil War Wax Museum, 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, Pa.

Featured: Learn about the soldiers of the 21st Pennsylvania Calvary. There will be Calvary demonstrations and the chance to meet General Armistead.

More Information:

or 717-334-6245

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Miracle Amid the Firestorm

When: Heritage Days Festival, June 28 to 30; Civil War tours offered Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 28

Where: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

Featured:

Tour our grounds with a living historian and learn how the war that divided our nation came to Emmitsburg. Learn how 40 years after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's death, her home was the site of a Union encampment and also served as the location for a war council to prepare for the battle of Gettysburg. Hear real-life accounts of miracles on the battlefields as witnessed by Sisters and Daughters of Charity who nursed the soldiers during the Civil War.

Heritage Days Festival will feature living history, a cemetery tour and Civil War re-enactments.

Admission:

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$5 suggested donation per person

More Information:

or 301-447-6606

Celebrate History Music Festival

When: June 29-July 5, times vary

Where: American Civil War Wax Museum, 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg

Featured: This week-long festival will host musical groups from various genres with a common thread -- American history. The grand finale at 7 p.m. July 5 "Cornet and Cannons," will feature musicians playing with either the "The Federal Composite Band" or the "The Band of The Army of Northern Virginia." The bands will "battle" back and forth with a joint performance at the conclusion of the event.

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More information:

or 717-334-6245

Eternal Light Peace Memorial Commemoration

When: 2 p.m. June 29,

Where: Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg. Shuttles will take people to site from Harrisburg Area Community College, 731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg and the Gettysburg High School at 1130 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.

Featured: To commemorate the 1938 dedication of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, join the National Organization Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War to honor this history. The event will feature keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, commandant of the U.S. Army War College.

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Admission: Free of charge

More information: http://www.nps.gov/gett

Sunset Double Decker Bus Tour

When: 6 p.m. June 29

Where: Gettysburg Tour Center, 778 Baltimore St., Gettysburg

Featured: The audio-guided tour will cover all three days of the battle, said Administrative Assistant for Gettysburg Battlefield Tours Bonnie Jacoby. The tours will use dramatized audio, which will include sounds of the war throughout the tour. Seating is limited and reservations are accepted.

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Admission: $26, adults; $15, ages 6-12; free, ages 5 and younger

More information:

or 1-877-680-8687

Candlelight at Christ Church: Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital

When: 8 p.m. June 29 and July 6

Where: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg

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Featured: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church was used as one of the first hospitals for the Union soldiers during the battle, said Songs and Stories of the a Civil War Hospital Coordinator Tom Laser. The performances includes readings from diaries of wounded soldiers and nurses, as well as Civil War era music, Laser said. Through the performance, viewers will realize the intensity for the ordinary people who tried to save the wounded soldiers, he said. "It does resonate with a lot of people," Laser said.

Admission: Free

More Information: The church is handicap accessible.

or 717-334-5212

150th Gettysburg Reenactment: A Blue Gray Alliance Event

When: June 27-30, times vary

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Where: 1845 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg

Featured: Reenactment will include battles, living history, weapon demonstrations, period attire and Civil War era music.

Admission: $10/adult per day, free/children ages 12 and younger

More information: http://www.bluegraygettysburg.com

Corbit's Charge-Union Mills 1863

When: June 28-30, times vary

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Where: Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster

Featured: The event features a pancake breakfast with General J.E.B Stuart, living history on the Union Mills Homestead with confederate and union soldiers, a Civil War ball and a concert by the Federal City Brass Band.

Admission: $10/car for "Citizen Meets Soldier: Living History and Civil War Encampment," other admission prices vary

More information: http://www.unionmills.org

Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29- July 3

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Where: Seminary Ridge Museum, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg

Featured: The event will be held in a 53-foot-trailer and will have interactive exhibits from the viewpoints of slaves, free civilians and soldiers. The exhibit will tell 70 stories from different points of view through the use of four immersive spaces, Executive Director Cheryl Jackson said. The first space will simulate a battle, with gunshot and cannon sounds. The second will simulate the home front, for a civilian's experience, and the third will tell the story of the journey to freedom for slaves. The fourth space will tell the legacies of the Civil War, she said. The HistoryMobile tries to to tell the stories of ordinary people. It is the first time doing a Gettysburg exhibit, Jackson said.

Admission: free

More information: http://www.virginiacivilwar.org

War Meets Compassion: The Confederate Field Hospital

When: 3-6 p.m. June 28, noon-6 p.m. June 30 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 1-4

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Where: The Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg

Featured: The event will feature a reenactment and different medical demonstrations. The reenactment will begin on June 28, with the attack on Culp's Hill at 10 a.m. After the battle reenactment, the Medical Corp. will begin triaging the soldiers, according to Commander Robert Sonntag. The event will open to the public at 3 p.m. on June 28. The medical stations will start on Sunday, Sonntag said. "The kids love it," he said. "The parents love it."

Admission: Free parking.

More information:

or call 407-575-2355.

"Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom" Commemorative Ceremony

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When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 30

Where: Gettysburg National Military Park, outdoor stage near Meade's Headquarters

Featured: Trace Adkins will sing the National Anthem along with the United State Military Academy Orchestra. There will also be a keynote address by Doris Kearns Goodwin and a dramatic reading of soldier's and citizen's accounts of the battle. The ceremony will end with a procession to the Soldier's National Cemetery, where luminaries will mark the graves of soldiers killed in battle, according to the National Parks Service website.

Admission: free

More information: http://www.nps.gov/gett

Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

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When: July 1-4

Where: Gettysburg National Military Park

Featured: The anniversary event will feature a living history camp, key moment programs, special programs, a "Voices of the Battle" program, ranger programs at the Museum and Visitor Center, "Kids and Family" activities and a chance to earn a special junior ranger patch, according to the Gettysburg 150th website.

The Living History camp will have to full battalions of Union and Confederate infantrymen to present demonstrations. The camps, located near the Pennsylvania Memorial and at Pitzer's Woods, will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1-3. There will not be demonstrations after noon on July 3, KatieLawhon, management assistant at the Gettysburg National Park.

The Voices of the Battle segment will occur each day at 7:30 p.m. Visitors can listen to stories and accounts of the war from the soldiers and civilians who experienced the battle, according to the website.

Admission: free

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More information: http://www.nps.gov/gett

Independence Day parade

When: 7 p.m. July 3

Where: Downtown Gettysburg, The parade will leave from the middle school on Lefever Street, go west on Middle Street, go south on Baltimore Street then take Steinwehr Avenue to Gen. Picket's Buffet area.

Featured: The parade will feature different people from United States history, including Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Abraham Lincoln, Gen. Lee and his wife, an 1860 baseball team and President Eisenhower with his wife. Fireworks are planned for 10 p.m.

More information: http://www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com

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150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment

When: 8:30 a.m. July 4-7

Where: Table Rock Road, Gettysburg

Featured: The event will feature two to three battles a day, along with Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address and live mortar demonstrations, according to the event's website. Visitors can also attend a Civil War wedding and hear from different generals include Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army. The full schedule is available on their website.

Admission: Tickets start at $35/adults, $15/youths ages 6-12

More information: http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com

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Living History Reenactment: Meade's Council of War as it happened

When: 7:30 p.m. July 5

Where: Gateway Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, North Lawn in front of the Wyndham and Courtyard Hotels

Featured: Generals will meet to discuss the war as part of General Meade's Council of War that took place on Cemetery Ridge, according to Gettysburg 150's website.

Admission: free

More information: http://www.gatewaygettysburg.com

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Civil War Heritage Foundation Living History Encampment

When: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. July 5-6

Where: Gettysburg Gift Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg

Featured: The event will feature living history.

More information: gettysburgmuseum.com

Confederates Take the Shriver House

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When: 5-10 p.m. July 6

Where: The Shriver House Museum, 309 Baltimore St., Gettysburg

Featured: Visitors will watch as Hettie Shriver struggles with the decision to stay or leave her home after hearing gunshots as part of a free play, said Director of the Shriver House Museum Nancie Gudmestad. During the play, viewers will also see the mix of German settlers who lived by the Shriver House and hear songs sang to the arriving Confederate soldiers, she said. After the play ends, visitors can take guided tours of the Shriver House. Once the tour reaches the attic, Confederate soldiers will reenact a battle scene with soldiers shooting out the window, Gudmestad said. Tourists are guaranteed to see a soldier die, she said. "Because they love to die," Gudmestad said.

The tour will also take visitors to a makeshift hospital where the surgeon will discuss Civil War medicine. Visitors may also visit the saloon, which will be occupied with Confederate soldiers, Gudmestad said.

Admission: Tours are $10/adult, $7/children 12 and younger

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More information: shriverhouse.org or call 717-337-2800.

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Dedication of the Culp Brothers Memorial

When: 6:30 p.m. July 6

Where: American Civil War Wax Museum, 297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg

Featured: Visitors will see the unveiling of the new memorial for the Culp brothers, who fought on each side of the war, according to the Gettysburg 150 website. The dedication will include a keynote speech by Bob O'Connor, period music and a Civil War color guard, according to the Museum's website.

Admission: free

More information: http://www.gettysburgmuseum.com


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