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June 28, 2013

Damaged Gettysburg statue returns for anniversary

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. —

The National Park Service programs include a Pickett's Charge "commemorative march" on the actual battlefield, during which nine park rangers will lead groups representing each of the nine Confederate brigades that took part in the failed assault on the entrenched Union positions on Cemetery Ridge.

Another re-enactment held by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee is scheduled on a farm north of town July 4-7. Re-enactments are held on private properties.

Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with about 51,000 casualties. It was the Confederate Army's northernmost advance in the war.

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