Revisiting Gettysburg About 15,000 Civil War re-enactors will gather this week in Gettysburg to take part in a series of living histories commemorating three days in July 1863 when the nation's fate hung in the balance.

June 28, 1998

THE EVENTS

MILITARY SCHEDULE

Friday, July 3

* 10 a.m.: Mortar fire demonstration

* 4 p.m.: First Contact: The Great Battle Begins: Buford's stand, Reynolds' 1st Corps, Heth's division, Rodes arrives, the Confederate sweep

Saturday, July 4

* 10 a.m.: Hood's Advance: the Triangular Field, the Orange Blossoms Fall, the Battle for Little Round Top begins, the Wheatfield

* 1 p.m.: Cavalry battle actions

* 2 p.m.: The Battle for Little Round Top Rages: Vincent's Brigade and the 20th Maine, the Pennsylvania Reserves, the Valley of Death, Bigelow's Battery

* 4 p.m.: Culp's Hill

Sunday, July 5

* 9:30 a.m.: Stuart's Grand Review

* 1:30 p.m.: Pickett's Charge

CIVILIAN SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 2

* 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Panel discussion on unit/organization recruitment (tentative)

* 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m.: Civilian Committee meeting (for committee members, speakers and activity participants)

Friday, July 3

* 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: "Confederate Substitutions," talk by Virginia Mescher

* 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: "History and Fashion of Men's Cravats," talk by Lynn Bull

* 10 a.m.: General Lee speaks on the battle, Lee's Headquarters

* 10 a.m.: General Meade speaks on the battle, Meade's Headquarters

* 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Civil War-era fashion show narrated by Susan Hughes, editor of Citizen's Companion Magazine

* Noon-1 p.m.: "Civil War Past Lives," regression talk by hypnotherapist Barbara Lane

* 1 p.m.: General Lee speaks on the battle, Lee's Headquarters

* 1 p.m.: General Meade speaks, Meade's Headquarters

* 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: "A Lady's Underpinnings: What They Wore" and FTC "Appropriate Dress for an Encampment," demonstration and talk Carolann Schmitt

* 1 p.m.: Period craft demonstrations by Vickie Betts and Virginia Mescher, Confederate Camp

* 2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Band concert

* 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Victorian parlor music

* 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m.: National meeting of the U.S./C.S. Military Women's Association

* 8 p.m.: Camp dance with the 8th Regimental Brass Band

Saturday, July 4

* 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: "Lieutenant Colonel Fremantle, an Englishman at Gettysburg," talk by impressionist Roger Hughes

* 9 a.m.: General Meade speaks, Meade's Headquarters

* 11 a.m.: General Lee speaks on the battle, Lee's Headquarters

* 11 a.m.: General Hancock speaks on the battle, Meade's Headquarters

* 11 a.m.-noon: "Children's Activities and Games of the 19th Century," talk and demonstration by Mike Mescher

* 11a.m.-1:15 p.m.: "A Brief History of Temperance"

* 11:15-noon: Civil War-era Temperance Rally by the Daughters of Temperance

* Noon-12:30 p.m.: "How To Get Started in Civil War Re-enacting," talk by Pvt. Glen LeBoeuf, 3rd New Jersey Infantry

* Noon: Historic re-creation of the concert performed by the 11th and 26th North Carolina Bands at Lee's Headquarters, Gettysburg, 1863, performed at Lee's Headquarters

* 1 p.m.: General Lee speaks, Lee's Headquarters

* 1 p.m.: General Meade speaks, Meade's Headquarters

* 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Concert by the 2nd South Carolina String Band

* 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: "Confederate Blockade-Running," talk by Blaine Piper

* 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Civil War fashion show, narrated by Susan Hughes, editor of Citizen's Companion Magazine

* 5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Band concert

* 6:30 p.m.: "Civil War Past Lives," regression talk bt Barbara Lane

L * 8 p.m.: Camp dance with the 2nd South Carolina String Band

Sunday, July 5

* 8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Church services

* 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Historical show of Civil War uniforms

* 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: A Civil War-era wedding

* 11 a.m.-noon: "The United States Christian Commission: Their History and Efforts in the Civil War," talk by author-publisher Daniel Hoisington

* Noon: "Temperance Tableau" by the civilians of the Texas Rifles

* 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: 5th Michigan Regiment Band concert

Civilian activities take place in the civilian activities tent unles otherwise noted.

Pub Date: 6/28/98

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