SWING YOUR PARTNER - Gideon and Abigail Jancu join a Virginia reel during Saturday evening's re-enactor camp dance at the Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Re-enactment. The dancers are the children of Robert and Anastasia Jancu of Queens, N.Y. The re-enactment was held on Pumping Stat…
Thousands of visitors converge on Adams County each year for the Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment, and while they're able to get real life history lessons from re-enactors in the field, they don't always see the individuals working behind the scenes.
Four-year-old Jeremy Philbert may be the youngest member of the 97th Pennsylvania Infantry at the Gettysburg re-enactment, but he likes dressing up in the same Civil War clothes his father Charles Philbert and brother Jonathan of Shenandoah Valley, Va. wear.
Three years ago, five members of Carpenter's Battery, a Confederate re-enactment group, were injured through electric shock-waves coming from a lightning strike at a campsite during the weekend of the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Re-enactors and spectators alike will take over Gettysburg's Yingling Farm during Independence Day weekend for the annual commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg.