Members of the Red Bluff-based Re-enactors of the American Civil War were among more than 10,000 history buffs who staged Pickett's Charge over the weekend in Gettysburg, Pa., the site of the fateful battle, the Willows Journal reported. The re-enactment marked the 150th anniversary of what most believe was the turning point of the war. Survivors from the battle went on to become prominent ranchers, lawyers and doctors in Northern California, and many are buried in area cemeteries, the Journal reports.
My wife and I visited the Gettysburg battlefield in 2004, and they happened to be doing a re-enactment that day. Keith Barron of Corning is right -- it is awe-inspiring.