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5 more memorable Gettysburg 150 photo, video, story links – July 4, 2013

Gettysburg’s Shriver House sponsored an Abe Lincoln lookalike contest, and four-year-old Koen Thomas showed up. He made an impression. The Lincoln salute was among numerous Gettysburg 150 activities and observances on Day 3, highlighted by a civilians march from Seminary Ridge to Cemetery Ridge. Also of interest: Check out these 5 memorable photo, video, story links and Check out these 6 Gettysburg 150 photo, video links.

Five more Gettysburg 150 moments to remember … .

1. Why are these re-enactors dressed like this?

Gettysburg 150th Celebration
They’re Zouaves, Civil War soldiers who wore uniforms of French fashion. The ydr.com story slug bears the aliteration: ‘Fierce, Fearless and First Fashion.”

2. This quick read wraps up many moments Wednesday at Gettysburg 150.

3. Yes. George Custer was at Gettysburg and on his way there, he fought at York County’s Battle of Hanover. Here’s a re-enactor who portrayed the cavalry officer, who gained infamy out west after the war. Visit: Custer, the Rock Star.

Custer re-enactor

4. Segways are, well, still hard to get used to. But ydr.com videographer Jason Plotkin rode with a group who dared to mount them and came up with this video:

Seeing Gettysburg the Segway way.

5. Here’s a thoughtful read from ydr.com’s Lauren Boyer: Union or Confederacy? In Gettysburg today, men still choose sides.

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Commenters over at The Exchange bulletin board are discussing a piece by Gettysburg College prof Allen C. Guelzo’s piece: What Gettysburg proved?