A Frenchman who came to Gettysburg for a re-enactment of the Civil War battle has been charged with assault after another faux soldier was shot in the neck.

Christian Evo, 52, of Muret, France, didn't mean to shoot Clinton Wakefield Epps last Friday during a reenactment of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, State Police Sgt. Patrick Gebhart said Tuesday."There was no intent involved, but a recklessness and negligence involved," Gebhart said.

Epps, of Charlottesville, Va., was in satisfactory condition Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the neck.

The three-day event was billed as the largest Civil War re-enactment ever, drawing 35,000 spectators.