Living History at Gettysburg National Park

Gettysburg, PA

July 7 - 8, 2007

On Friday, we hired a true professional, Tim Smith, to give us a guided tour of the field concentrating on sites of the second day's battle including Devil's Den and Little Round Top. As for the Living History...much to our delighted surprise, the Mifflin Guard outdid its record attendance from last year and fielded over 180 men in eight companies for this weekend. The 67th NY fell in with the 81st Pennsylvania to form sixth company under the command of Captain Scott Kuchta. After last year's absence, Scott Hartwig of the National Park Service returned to use us for their 'Ranger Walks' program whereby we re-enact the movements of a regiment for the general public and they fall in with us to follow in our footsteps. This year we imitated Willard's Brigade and their march along Cemetery Ridge to beat back the Confederate advance the second day. Casualties were mercifully low despite the obstacles and heat. And the two fresh fish in our ranks performed very well for their first time on the road.

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Posing with General Warren Tim Smith giving his take on Little Round Top nscriptions carved in these rocks 99th PA monument Confederate Sharpshooter? rugrats running amok Running Rock Tim put us all to shame sweat on Saturday morning the first time to Gettysburg Pleasanton Avenue Our camp comes into being Raising the Canvas our other Fresh Fish Tom Holbrook Corporal Casey Paul and Scott Stacking arms Resting in what little shade mutual support: Part One Pvt Purcell The Colors Doug Gunn calls up the troops The battalion is formed Here's a close-up Another view Left Face!