Gettysburg Re-enactment named one of North America's Top 100 Events
The Gettysburg Civil War Battle Re-enactment was named one of the Top Events in North America by the American Bus Association, an organization of tour operators and group travel leaders in the United States and Canada.
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#1 Oct 13, 2011
It was interested to watch it but to many old geezers and fatsos were in it that you would not
see in the reel battle back in the 1800.
#2 Oct 14, 2011
Remember in the 1860s men were drafted. so you had all sizes and shapes including the "fatsos". Also many enlisted both young and old.
#3 Oct 14, 2011
But the felt would have burned off in theor marching and hard lifestyle with many times not enough good food. The old guys would have mostly died off or went home sick.
#4 Oct 15, 2011
I bow to your expertise on this subject.
#5 Oct 15, 2011
Considering that the average life expectancy at that age was in the 40's if I recall correctly you are right, there probably weren't any old geezers out there, at least by today's standards. But if you put an overweight older guy who works a desk job in a wool suit in 90degree heat you can bet they probably have a better idea of the grueling ordeal those soldiers went through than some of the others!
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