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Day of celebration for America's independence from England we are also remembering the turning point in the country's most brutal war the one with itself.
Course -- a -- Kelly is in Gettysburg Pennsylvania tonight's.
He was not your typical fourth of July fireworks display on -- private -- five miles from downtown Gettysburg.
Re an actress fired real civil war -- With real cannon balls to demonstrate a real understanding.
-- -- the high trajectory of this -- weapon could be used to bypass fortified walls.
The National Park Service calls these obsessively authentic -- an -- living historians.
Many saw this 150 anniversary reenactment as a once in a lifetime opportunity.
It kinda makes -- -- a little quiver in my great great great grandfather was a captain for the Texas rifles -- -- rifles and I just.
Didn't want to miss this experience of past 101000 of them gathered on this field today he was not -- in the mines -- To block out the spectators the miles of congested traffic to get here to imagine what a real civil war battle might have looked like.
See what famed photographer Matthew Brady might have seen the -- some of the falls for mortal wounds seemed overly staged the lack of blood and suffering a glaring omission.
We and -- made up for it with authenticity -- other ways.
For soldiers that -- heavy wool uniforms on blistering hot days some of -- forced to sacrifice the thrill of mock battle to play dead.
If you even practicing the appearance of -- from decomposition.
Ladies and period costume reminded us that getting dressed and 1863.
Was no simple matter -- -- ladies.
Not ready in the morning TV ever bloomers and I -- -- east and then she put -- think the pilot.
Her socks and shoes.
And -- -- course fit her corset covered and then -- it -- -- -- -- -- -- this looks over that and and her her dress.
Brothers -- the reenactment in the history it represents serves as a reminder of the struggle for more perfect union.
People came from all over the world to witness this 150 anniversary reenactment but a local man from Gettysburg offered a personal expression of why it matters the older I get -- more respective fields.
For what happened here I had my dad was in the war he was in Normandy and -- to battle the bulge almost two Brothers you've been known.
So when I look at this reenactment today and means a lot you know what I we will sacrifice for.
-- Gettysburg men told us that his father played a confederate general during the 1963.
His coach on how to behave as a general on the -- -- Gettysburg neighbor by the name of Dwight David Eisenhower the former president of the United States the four star general.
Who led the allies to victory in the European theater.
In World War II -- -- the second reenactment of the day has just begun some -- -- close by stepping out of frame and giving you -- view of this incredible battlefield scene from Gettysburg three networks continue through the July 4 weekend.
It's a beautiful scene Doug thank you so much for bringing us the stories -- the latest from there you aren't.
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