5 Civil War reenactors struck by lightning
Hospitals brace themselves for an influx of explosive injuries every Fourth of July weekend, but they surely couldn’t have predicted this particular batch of patriotic injuries: Five Civil War reenactors in Gettysburg, Penn. were injured when lightning struck, the Associated Press reported.
At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, lightning struck a tent pole in the Confederate artillery camp, organizers on the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee said in a statement. Five were taken to a hospital, two with moderate injuries and three with minor injuries. One person is in stable condition, two were treated and transfered to another hospital and two were treated and released.