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Gettysburg Parade!

Here are pictures from the November 21st "Remembrance Day" parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It's a chance for the reenactors to march and show off their uniforms - lots of fun!
President Lincoln and Mr. Wills, who invited the President to speak at Gettysburg The President rode in a horse-drawn carriage. This guy seems to really enjoy playing the part of Lincoln, and does a great job of it! One of several Regimental bands.
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A man looking sharp in his uniform. Colorful flags. Some of the flags in the parade appeared to be original regimental flags. The reenactor playing Robert E. Lee did a great job - somehow capturing the man's dignity and quality. Both the North and the South were represented in the parade.
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This man works for the Gettysburg Foundation providing IT support This lady was giving flowers to most of the officers. This was my favorite shot of the parade - this little girl was having lots of fun! Riding in a wagon, surrounded by flowers and blankets. Not a bad way to travel!
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These guys were carrying axes. Not sure why. Another guy on horseback getting a flower. Zouaves - certainly had colorful uniforms, but they always looked like targets to me! This guy was having lots of fun commanding his men.
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General Longstreet, who got kind of a bad rap for the Southern defeat at Gettysburg. These reenactors looked like they were having a good time! It was a gray day, but the flags added a bit of color. More Union guys.
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Another baby about to get a flower. There were a number of mothers and babys in the parade - all of them seemed to be enjoying it. If you had never held a rose before, you might look at it like this. The wicker stroller looks like it might have really come from the Civil War era.
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Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

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