To my fellow reenactors,
I have spent the last two days in Gettysburg, both at the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee office and at the event site. I have had several planning meetings with the principal members of the GAC and the Federal /Overall Commander, General Allen Baldwin. I can’t stress enough the depth and scope of the planning and preparedness that this monumental event will have.
I also had the pleasure of having General Doug Nalls, the Confederate Cavalry Commander, join me here today. We walked the event site together and talked extensively about the cavalry’s role in the scenarios. I can assure you that our plans are to give the cavalry plenty of fighting and combined arms operations very much like we did at the 150th Antietam/Sharpsburg and Cedar Creek last year. The Willoughby Run and Seminary Ridge scenarios will give the cavalry an unprecedented opportunity to stand tall against infantry and fight the Confederate forces head on!
A quick update on numbers, the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment has 8,567 registered reenactors. That number speaks for itself. However, registrations are still arriving daily in the mail as well as through the website. Our numbers continue to grow.
Don’t believe the hype. Don’t be fooled or led astray. While other events continue to talk about the possibility of big numbers, the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment has the registrations in hand to deliver them!
I respectfully remain,
Provisional Army of the Confederate States
“Nous sommes la Legion”