Beating the heat in Gettysburg

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Another steamy day for the people at the battlefield.

Re-enactors wear authentic 1863 clothing, like the heavy wool jackets the soldiers wore. We stopped by the battlefield to see how everyone is beating the heat.Soldiers out their today told us;

” We were told to utilize the sunscreen as much as possible, wear loose fitting clothing to stay cool and hydrate as much as we possibly can, drinks lots of water and Gatorade type fluids to help with hydration.”

“The humidity gets you down a little bit and when you have the woolen uniform on on the battlefield, it takes a lot of mind over matter to get you through the day.”

Soldiers clothing was mostly made of wool because wool didn’t allow rain to soak in and it was easy to wash.