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July 01, 2008

The First Day

Well, here we are, July 1.

Today saw action around Herr's Ridge, among other locales:

At about 8:00 the next morning, Heth and his 7,461 men reached the crest of Herr Ridge, about 1.5 miles from Gettysburg, and saw Buford's 2,748 dismounted cavalrymen deployed for battle along Willoughby Run below. Rebel skirmishers moved straight down the hill into a hail of lead delivered by the troopers' rapid-firing breech-loaded carbines and a battery of artillery. The Rebels were stalled but a short time, until reinforcements could arrive to add pressure to the assault.

Info on the first day found here.

Or if you want something visual:

It's a long clip, but good. Husband hates the music towards the end of the clip, and this is always the time when we yell "General Reynolds! Your beard!"

I miss reenacting!!! *sniff*

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