WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Civil War hobbyists are heading for the western Maryland town of Williamsport to recall the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg, Pa., 148 years ago.
The events begin Friday evening with a musical performance. On Saturday, there will be lectures, music, demonstrations and walking tours.
The event marks the anniversary of a 10-day occupation of Williamsport while the Southerners rebuilt a pontoon bridge across the Potomac River that Union soldiers had destroyed.
Organizers say the Confederate column included a wagon train 17 miles long that carried wounded soldiers from the Battle of Gettysburg.
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