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Paul Karabin, right, portraying Maj. Gen. George Pickett and Brodee Daniel, portraying Pickett's flag holder, participate in the Pickett's Charge commemorative march on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa.  (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)
Paul Karabin, right, portraying Maj. Gen. George Pickett and Brodee Daniel, portraying Pickett's flag holder, participate in the Pickett's Charge commemorative march on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)
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(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.


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