Gettysburg Civil War battle reenactment postponed

Written by Anthony J. Machcinski, York Daily Record | Jun 29, 2015 8:54 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Re-enactors take part in a demonstration of a cavalry battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Redding Farm in Adams County

(Gettysburg) -- Due to heavy rainfall throughout June, including the last three days, organizers of the annual Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment have postponed this year's event.

"Due to the abnormal amount of rainfall for the past month...the decision to postpone the annual Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment to the pre-established rain dates has become obvious to both event organizers and local emergency management officials," officials said in a release.

Organizers were concerned that the fields where the event is held would not hold up for a "reasonable level of vehicle and pedestrian" traffic.

The event has been rescheduled for August 7-9. Any advance one or two tickets for July will be honored for any of the three postponement days.

Organizers expressed their regrets over the postponement.

"The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee understands and is very sensitive to the disappointment and inconvenience that postponement or cancellation causes to visitors, reenactors and area businesses," officials said. "Our organizational history indicates a commitment to perform - if we are able to do it safely."

For more information, visit the Civil War reenactment's website.


This article comes to us through a partnership between the York Daily Record and WITF.



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