5 Civil War reenactors struck by lightning

By Kase Wickman
Sunday, July 3, 2011 18:40 EDT
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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.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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