Watch Pickett's Charge March Live on EarthCam's Newest Webcam
The National Park Service and EarthCam Partner to Provide Live Views of Gettysburg
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New York, June 28, 2013 -- This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Gettysburg, a major turning point in the Civil War that ended General Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North and also served as inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's famous “Gettysburg Address”. EarthCam and the National Park Service have teamed up to transport viewers to another time with spectacular live views of the Gettysburg battle field.
Watch participants walk in the footsteps of Confederate soldiers who made the attack from Seminary Ridge or Union soldiers who defended the ground on Cemetery Ridge live as it happens on July 3 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EarthCam's high-definition live streaming webcam is positioned atop the Codori Barn. The Nicholas Codori farm is located just south of Gettysburg on the east side of Emmitsburg Road where it was the scene of heavy fighting on July 2 and proved to be an obstacle to the advancing troops of Pickett's Charge on July 3.
Nine National Park Service rangers will lead groups representing each of the Confederate assaulting brigades, and three National Park Service rangers will assemble groups where men of three Union divisions awaited the attack. The Commemorative March will end with a playing of Echo Taps.
The 150th anniversary will be celebrated from June 30 – July 4. Exciting and educational events are planned for the commemoration ceremonies, including artillery demonstrations, ranger guided tours of the military park, hikes covering different phases of the battle, a reading of eyewitness accounts written by soldiers involved in the war and the famous reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. Go to http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org and click on the ‘Watch Pickett’s Charge Live!’ button.
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