The Battle of Gettysburg
July 5 - 7, 2013
Everything lead up to this moment... For the climax of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, the First Long Island Volunteers sent its largest force ever on road, 20 men strong, to fall in for this 'second' commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. We formed Fifth Company of the 1st Brigade of the 2nd Division of our new battalion, the U.S. Volunteers, with Colonel David Felice of the 148th PVI serving as our Commanding Officer. Fifth Company was filled out by four members of the 15th New York Heavy Artillery and assorted 'Special Guests' that wanted to fall in for this very special occasion.
Our first day started with setting up the largest camp we had ever taken on the road including our full commissary. The sun and heat were absolutely relentless all weekened, the temperatures hovering closet to 100F. Thankfully, battle scenarios were planned accordingly and in the evening we fought the Wheatfield scenario.