Deciding who "dies" during re-enactments of the Civil War's most pivotal battle isn't a simple matter.
Compare the recent re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg to historical photos.
Tourists visit monuments atop a ridge held by Union troops, above the field where Pickett's Charge took place. The pivotal Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863.
Thousands of visitors are expected in town for the 10 days of events marking the 150th anniversary of the historic battle.
The visitor center, which opened in 2008, houses an extensive museum about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, and a Cyclorama that dramatically depicts Pickett's Charge.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The commemoration of this year's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
Robert Hancock, senior curator for the Museum of the Confederacy, holds a sword carried by Confederate Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead.
RICHMOND, Va. - Among the swords, the wrenching letters home and the haunting photographs in the Museum of the Confederacy's new exhibit on Gettysburg, few artifacts embody the ferocious battle more than the eight battle flags recovered from the bloodied fields where Pickett's Charge was fought.