On a warm, sticky Sunday afternoon, both North and South went home happy after the Battle of Gettysburg. Thousands of history buffs recreated the Confederate Army’s ill-fated Pickett’s Charge to end the first of two massive re-enactments held in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s pivotal conflict. The National Park Service’s commemoration Sunday took place just about 100 yards from the actual point in the battlefield where Pickett’s Charge was rebuffed; an estimated 11,000 re-enactors and 10,000 spectators attended.

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