(AP) Union cavalry re-enactors have dismounted from their horses and fired volleys at approaching Confederates as a second massive re-enactment began for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
This depiction lasting all holiday weekend appears to be even bigger than the first re-enactment last weekend. Organizers have lined the fake battlefield with green-painted grandstands ones used at the U.S. Open golf tournament in suburban Philadelphia last month.
A narrator also explained to crowds what was happening over loudspeakers as tourists and history buffs eagerly took pictures and video with their smartphones.
More than 10,000 re-enactors were expected to take part. Thousands of visitors watched.
At the actual battlefield, the National Park Service was wrapping up its commemorative programs, focusing on the battle's aftermath.