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150th Gettysburg anniversary, battle re-enactment

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Two re-enactments will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. Each re-enactment group expects more than 10,000 participants at their events, with war buffs donning wool uniforms and bearing weapons — firing blanks — appropriate for the time. Living history and educational presentations, along with bands playing period music, are also on the schedule.

The re-enactments will take place on private properties on the weekends book-ending the actual July 1-3 battle anniversary. Official events at Gettysburg National Military Park begin June 30.

More than 10,000 Civil War buffs are expected to gather for the first of the two battle re-enactments, which an organizer boasts is "like no others of its size and scale. It is by re-enactors for re-enactors."

WHEN: June 28-30.

WHERE: Bushey Farm, 1845 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg, Pa.

TICKETS: $10 for one day, $20 for two days. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult but do not need tickets.

Gettysburg Anniversary Committee re-enactment: The organization said it had more than 10,000 participants registered by early June and expected 135 cannon and about 400 horses for an event in which "those dusty old history books will come alive."

WHEN: July 4-7.

WHERE: Redding Farm, 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, Pa.

TICKETS: In advance tickets range from $35 for one day to $90 for all four days for those 13 and older; $15 to $40 for children 6 to 12, children 5 and younger free. Grandstand seating $15 to $60. Prices higher at the gate.

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