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Slideshow: Re-enactment opens Gettysburg anniversary events

Spectators view a portrait of a Confederate field hospital during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war\u2019s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matt Rourke
George Proulx of Cumberland, R.I., plays revelry during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war\u2019s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matt Rourke
A Floridian portraying a wounded soldier from the 1st N.C. Infantry takes part of demonstration of a Confederate field hospital during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war\u2019s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matt Rourke
Michael Sipes, portraying Lieutenant General Jubal Early, speaks with the Associated Press during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war\u2019s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matt Rourke
Floridians portray wounded soldiers from the 1st N.C. Infantry as part of demonstration of a Confederate field hospital during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war\u2019s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matt Rourke
Gary Wear of Apple Valley Calif., with Moody's Battery Confederate artery prepares for a demonstration of a battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war\u2019s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Matt Rourke
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