Shriver House Reenactment tomorrow

Some weeks ago I blogged about the Shriver House in Gettysburg, where Confederate sharpshooters under Major Eugene Blackford holed up during the battle, keeping up a steady fire on Cemetery Hill. The house was restored in 1996 and now houses a museum. During the restoration work workers found both CW-era medical supplies and unfired rounds in the garrett that were left there after the battle.

Tomorrow, as part of the anniversary celebrations a group of CS sharpshooters will once again occupy the attic and shoot at the Yankees on the hill, this time without shedding any blood.

If you’re in town (and it’ll be crowded), you might drop in to take a look.






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