‘‘It’s history, you want to understand your family and your past,’’ Hincks said when asked why took part this week.
Months of preparation later, Sandy Andrews, 55, of Hagerstown, Md., pronounced the scene a smashing success. He heads the group portraying the Tennessee unit.
‘‘It worked to perfection,’’ he said. ‘‘To be on the field with two descendants of the original men, you don’t get more special than that. On this day, on this field.’’
Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin delivered the keynote address. Her best-selling novel ‘‘Team of Rivals’’ in part inspired last year’s Oscar-winning film ‘‘Lincoln.’’
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