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President Abraham Lincoln is widely known for his stovepipe hats. He often wore one when out in public, including the night he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre. One hat said to be his now belongs to the Lincoln Presidential Library. But is the hat authentic? Some experts don’t think so.…
Park rangers at the Gettysburg National Military Park report that guests often return rocks that they have taken from the park. The guests believe that the rocks are cursed and blame their bad luck on the rocks. Although the park rangers cannot verify a curse, removing the rocks is against…
On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, reenactors recreated the battle on the historic grounds. The event was very popular with visitors. Nearly 10 times the usual visitors came to the reenactment. Read more about the reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg historical reenactors discuss the importance of Gettysburg and why they choose to do historical reenactments there.