Crowds flocking to Gettysburg today

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 5, 2013 4:42 PM

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(Gettysburg) -- The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is bringing crowds and traffic jams to the borough

Community leaders say traffic was heavy around Gettysburg today. Carl Whitehill of the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau says tourism is on track to meet the $750 million mark.

The National Park Service estimates that approximately 15,000 people took part in the Pickett's Charge re-enactment and another 20,000 to 25,000 watched.

One young man surprised his girlfriend of four years by proposing while both of them were dressed in period garb.

27-year-old Patrick McCarthy proposed to 24-year-old Anna Jennings. He was dressed as a Union soldier and she was dressed as a seamstress.

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