1998

The High-Water Mark of the Hobby, 135th Gettysburg.

1998

The movies Glory and Gettysburg fueled the public interest in the Civil War. The last decade of the twentieth century would likely be the greatest decade for our hobby. The capstone of the nineties was the 135th-anniversary cycle, and as in history, the mother of all battles would be fought in Gettysburg. On July 5th, 1998, more than 20,000 Re-enactors from all over the world participated in the largest Historical Re-enactment ever held - on Bushy Farm, only 6 miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield. A full-scale Pickett's Charge / Longstreet's Assault was the culmination of the event. Click here for a video https://youtu.be/VJknMoMRD_g Just as the original men of the 15th were at the high-water mark at during Pickett’s Charge members of our unit would see the high-water mark of the reenacting hobby 135 years later.