The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, the community, visitors and reenactors are fortunate to have the Redding and Entwistle families committed to the 150th Gettysburg National Civil War Reenactment. Their combined farms total approximately 1,000 acres. The two farms provide a delightful mix of fields, woods, slopes, hills and a stream for a large event. The two families proved to be wonderful and gracious hosts for the Gettysburg 145th Reenactment and consider themselves partners with organizers, community and reenactors.
The Gettysburg 145th, with approximately 13,000 reenactors, has provided a unique and invaluable opportunity for organizers, landowners and commanders to tweak logistics on an expanding event footprint. CSA camping has been expanded to the west and the battlefield has been expanded to the north. For reenactors who have been to reenactments on this site before, there is no need to explain the amount of resources, equipment, experience and hospitality the Redding and Entwistle families commit. They enjoy the event, enjoy interacting with the reenactors and understand the event and their important partnership role.
The 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Reeactment is a special event to many reenactors for a variety of reasons. We have had several requests by reenactors who attended the 100th Gettysburg Anniversary in 1963 if we were planning any form of recognition. The answer is Yes! Upon registering and indicating to us that you were at the 100th Gettysburg, during the 150th Gettysburg National Reeactment you will be recognized with a special pin, a proclamation from the State Senate of Pennsylvania and will be honored at the Pickett's Charge wall with a 100-gun salute. We understand this may be a farewell for some of you. It is both an honor and a pleasure for us to recognize your 50-year commitment to the hobby!
As a special thank you to the reenactors that are participating in the 150th Anniversary, we will be unveiling a participant's medal that will be given to each registered reenactor. Stay tuned to see the final design of this medal and make sure you register so that way you can take home a piece of history for the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.
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