Battle of Gettysburg to mark its 150th year
The commemoration of this year’s milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
The National Park Service and a cadre of community organisers are busy putting finishing touches on preparations for the commemoration of the pivotal battle of the American Civil War that cemented this small Pennsylvania town’s place in United States’ history.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected for a 10-day schedule of events that begin June 29. Organisers are working on expanding cell phone service and ordering portable toilets to help handle the rush.
Park officials also hope the visitors enjoy long-term efforts to restore major parts of the battlefield to how the landscape looked during the battle that took place July 1-3, 1863.