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UHITBD STATES I4RIIES GIVE THREE DEMONSTRATIONS OF PICKETTS CHARGE. Take Tkeir D^mttmrm After a PUas- aat bwi V*ry Moirt TMI Day* Vuk. The United States Marines, six thousand strong, supplemented by a unit from the U. S. Army Medical Department at CarKsle. after a 'ten days camp have gone. The head of the column of the Fifth .and -Sixth Regiments of Marines left about daylight daylight on Thursday morning, out the Emmitsburg road with a first stop at Thurmont and then on and on to barracks at Quantico. The last to leave was the Tenth Artillery. This outfit all ride and they cleaned up the camp and left early Friday morning, their first stop being Frederick. This outfit was so modernly equipped that it was a curiosity to the : veterans of 1863. There were no horses to drag the guns, limbers and caissons. Instead a half hundred caterpillar tractors did the work, to each tractor being hitched a cannon, a caisson or other equipment. There were in this train the air guns, the radio truck, the telephone equipment truck, the electric electric light machinery on trucks, everything everything modern. Thursday evening the loth Regiment was in camp along the avenue on Seminary Ridge, ready for the start Friday morning. The United States Marines made a good impression during their visit. Thev were well-behaved, most courteous, courteous, and hospitable, anxious to entertain entertain in their own camp. They delighted delighted thousands of visitors with the maneuvers on field and in air. Everywhere was heard the regret that General Butler's request for a further ten days sojourn here was turned down. The Marines traveled in hard luck during their stay at Gettysburg. They either concluded they could not gc on exhibition without plenty of their natural element and arranged with the weather bureau for plenty of rain, or that bureau has some grievance grievance against the Marines, for they were simply deluged with rain A dav or two out of their entire stay wa= without a shower and when it did rain it poured and the great pouring pouring was reserved for the show days of the first four days of July. The caino which otherwise would have been a pleasant one became a mud puddle and the boys were imitating the orders a commander in Civil War davs gave his boys when only a msrsh could be found in which to camp. "Squat my bullfrogs." A part of each day of last week was given over to a study and rehearsals rehearsals of Pickctt's charge and the routine camp life, with parade in the evening when weather permitted, and all Dlans led toward the big days. Jtiiv 1st. 2nd. 3rd and 4th. and they were big cays in spite of rain and mud. July First. Saturdav gave prornise of being- an exceptional dav without rain, and the torrents held back until Pickett's charge was featured for President Harding and party and the witnessing witnessing hosts and at the end of the day one of the \\orst pour-downs came The President's party arrived half alter three o'clock and was composed composed of President and Mrs. Harding. General lohn J. Pershing. Brigadier General Charles D. Dawes. Mrs. Dawes. Brigadier General Charles E ;a \\ver and Mrs. Sawyer. Mr. and Mrs. George Christian and two sons. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McLean. Major Bellinger and Major Taylor, aides to President Harding and General Pershing's mii-tary aides. · Awaiting t h e arrival of the President President and pariv \\ere Governor and Mrs. \Vm C. Sproul of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, and Governor Lee Trir.kle. of Virginia. Col. Theodore Roosevelt. First Assistant Sccretarv of the Xa\v and aide. In the congressional party were L". S Senator'; Meniil McCormick. Ser.- ator and Mrs. Thomas S. Wal«h. of Montana. Senator George \Vharton Perr»er. of Pennsylvania, and with Congressman Brooks of this district was ?. number of oihcr members of the House. A special guest was Hon. Thomas S. Butler, of Wei Chester, and one of the oldest con- gre-=srner, and father of Brigadier General Sroedlev D. Butler, commander commander of Camp Harding. Among other prominent spectators on Cemeterv Ridge were Mr*. Helen Dortch Longstreet. widow of the corps commander whose reluctant order set in motion the disastrous charge: George F. Pickett. 3d grandson grandson of the gallant Virginian who led the charge: Captain Robert E. Carter, Carter, of Washington. D. C.. xvearer of the horizon blue Medal of Honor ribbon, who commanded one of the Federal elements in defense of the ridge: Colonel George A. L. Dumont. military attache of the French Embassy: Embassy: Captain S. R. Bailey. D. S. O.. and wing commander, and M. G. Christie. D. S. O.. naval and air attaches, attaches, respectively, of the Britisn Embassy; Colonel Marquis V. A. di Bernezzo and Captain Carlo Huntington. Huntington. respectively, military attache and assistant military attache of the Italian Embassy; Dr. J. B. Hubrecht. secretary of the Netherlands Legation Legation : Captain Osami Nagano and Lieutenant Commander Masahara Hibino, naval attache, and Major General H. Haraguchin, military at- tache of the Japanese Embassy, and Major Casimir Mach, acting military and naval attache of the Polish Lej Lej gation. I Pieb*tt'» Charg*. j Immediately after the arrival of 'the President the distinguished visi- [tors were escorted to the tower in [·Ziegler's woods and they had not I long to wait the opening gun of ar- · tillery duel preceding Pickett's charge jwhen artillery roared at artillery :from Seminary and Cemetery Ridges. [The firing of the guns was accompa- jnied with all the old time smoke and Rafter a half hour reproduction of the j artillery duel, amid the rattle of ; musketry Pickett's line was seen to ladvance through the smoke. j The part of General Pickett was ! acted by Colonel James K. Tracy. J regimental commander of the Fifth j Marines. His adjutant was Captain jLeRoy P. Hunt, a hero of Belleau : Woods. Colonel F. L. Bradman enacted enacted the part of General Longstreet. ,and General Armistead. who fell ;.mortally wounded at the bloody an- ".gle was reproduced by Major Wil- jliam P. Upshur. of Virginia, whose "· father was wounded while serving the Confederacy. : Across the valley and up the slope 1 of the ridge carae Pickett's 'column, [and over the fences at the Emmits- · burg road the Marines went giving .the Rebel yell and on toward the 'Bloody Angle. Here Major Upshur . staggered from his horse, just a.s .General Armistead had done when his horse was shot from under him. ,Then Upshur reproduced the original ; scene as he rushed forward, with hat 'on his sword, calling to his men to ;give them the cold steel and over the stone fence the host went. Then at the Bloody Angle and all _ along the line was enacted the re- I treat raked by the musketry of rifles rifles men with the Marines simulating be; be; ing wounded and killed and falling, j The charge of the Marines was · marked by several incidents that i were not planned in the reproduc- ' tion. One was as follows: | Old Vet* in Charge. ', Col. J. P. K. Scott, of ihis place, j.went to headquarters and asked per| per| mission to join in the charge across j t h e valley. He said he was not with j his regiment at the battle of Getiys- i burg, being in Libby prison at time ,but that the regiment was just east I of Hancock avenue at the Bloody Angle where the monument stand? Iwith the kneeling bronze soldier, that 'his regiment was on^ of those that jrnet the onslaught of Pickett's men j a n d he desired a place En the charge jihat he might realize what his com- i rades went through. Permission ·-was given Col. Scott and he went jalong with the Marines in the charge ·,though over So years of age. and in. going he lost a valuable cane which , has not been recovered. The Colo' Colo' nel was delighted with his experience. experience. «, Another incident was the two blue tclad veterans of "63. \Vm. H. Saver :ar.d John Kiile. of the Twelfth Xew | Jersev Volunteers, of Clayton. N. J.. I xvho as they watched the reproduc- · tion became enthused and when two : ^I2.rines who had fallen in the Angle 1 f-rtered them their rifles and muni- tion belts they grabbed and with the cheers o; the onlookers went to the 'stone fence and opened fire on the [ Marines. r Earh- Saturday evening and cgain ; on Sunday evening the finest displax ,of the airplanes took place. There were twelve planes and two Martin .bombers in the air Saturday evening : r.r.d the next dny thirteen plane? . with the two bombers and they pre' pre' ser.tcd a rare spectacle as they flew · in squadron and circled and recir- c!ed the carno. Saturdav came to an end in a down ncur of rain with the Presidential '.nnrtx- and visitors in retreat in the . White House and encircling tents. , July Second, ^undav opened with field mass Oy Chaplain Underwood, the Chaplain -attached to the Fourth Brigade of ; Marines, i h e mass was celebrated ; a t i h e Virginia monument 2.1 7.30 o'clock. _Shortiy afterward the President reviewed reviewed the Marines as they passed ! beiore htm and at the conclusion the ; Pre.-ideritiai nartv left bv automobile ' over the Lincoln Highway westward ! to Marion. Ohio. | July Third. ; O:: Mondav. July 3rd. the aaniver: aaniver: sarv of Pickett's charge, a second | reproduction took nlace during the atternoon wit!: an immense conj conj course oi peonl? witnessing the i event. This time the charge was : made through a murkx- atmosphere with dark hanging clouds out of ; which rain fell intermmentlv. The i sinoke of the batteries hung to the ! earth and the murkmess gave an ef- I icct to the scene which mace it more I real. Again daring the night the j camp was drenched and many of \ the bovs found places to sleep in j town out of the mud of the camp. j _ July Fourth. j I ucsday morning brought Pick- j ett's charge as it would take place | according to up-to-date methods. iThe continuous roar of cannons .was missing but the rattle of rapid fire machine guns was incessant and instead of infantry marching forward forward shoulder to shoulder they came five or more feet apart, advancing a short distance on ihc run. then fall- jr.g and firing, and a little later arising, arising, making another run forward and covering the entire distance in this iashion. There was but one comment comment among the witnesses that the modern method of a charge was a tame affair alongside the old fashioned fashioned kind. Auto Shows. . One of the greatest shows of the camp during the ten days was that provided by* the automobiles. G. D. Thomas, living on the Lincoln Way west of town, counted the cars on MOST FOR | ^^^^^^^^^^ Tk«ir A of June view .as Marines · been v.-ere ·were . their their time. The State · f of iin a the but pre' pared making The County | take 'ney · State ,crder I The '·in ! gan Satur| day jored. land jThey ,'sale j guilty j These Jing · ever | j b e i | under ! ' Po; lice i cd «short arrest sub' rmt , ip2i. that ' it I The Po' lice . ing are '· ^was ] ; on the , have had ' work iiurnped ' roads · Die ·keep · ger. was · .to be and double Police in 1 it onlv Police State car and ' nut done be . ' Thev n-~i . were I con' ' ZT.C: ; One _ i H ' r.or i fiar. mi' ror ' while srave itijr wehr week cay while came down followed the down ·went arrested. himself man State Marine on confided not and money by his

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  1. Gettysburg Compiler,
  2. 08 Jul 1922, Sat,
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