|Civil War soldiers were outfitted
with wool coats, guns, ammunition
and thick woolen blankets that
weighed in excess of 40 pounds.
Much of it dropped to the wayside
during lengthy marches and battles.
|The bugle was integral in field communications.
Not only for reveille (wake up), but for hundreds
of complex march, dismount, and firing commands.
Complex flag commands, were spelled
out by individual letter, in Morse code.
|Civil War cannons in open fields at Gettysburg,
much as they would have looked in 1861.
The open fields were eerie.
|Gettysburg in the heat of the battle, which was
really over 112 acres. The “battlefield” is
enormous – we drove around for hours.
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