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Gettysburg

(gĕt`ēzbûrg'), borough (1990 pop. 7,025), seat of Adams co., S Pa.; inc. 1806. There is agriculture and the production of furniture and metal goods. Gettysburg was settled c.1780 and is named for Gen. James Gettys, to whom its site was granted (17th cent.) by William Penn. The Gettysburg campaignGettysburg campaign,
June–July, 1863, series of decisive battles of the U.S. Civil War. The Road to Gettysburg

After his victory in the battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate general Robert E. Lee undertook a second invasion of the North.
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 (1863) was a turning point in the Civil War; President Abraham Lincoln made his famous Gettysburg AddressGettysburg Address,
speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa. It is one of the most famous and most quoted of modern speeches.
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 there. Gettysburg National Military Park, including the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center with its cyclorama painting of the battle; Gettysburg National Cemetery; and the farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower are national historic shrines and popular tourist attractions (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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, table). In the borough are Gettysburg College and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

Gettysburg

site of Pyrrhic victory for North in Civil War (1863). [Am. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 97]
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Gettysburg

site of Civil War battle; cemetery for war dead. [Am. Culture: EB, IV: 515]

Gettysburg

a small town in S Pennsylvania, southwest of Harrisburg: scene of a crucial battle (1863) during the American Civil War, in which Meade's Union forces defeated Lee's Confederate army; site of the national cemetery dedicated by President Lincoln. Pop.: 7825 (2003 est.)
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He cites every significant word and phrase (conceived, brought forth, struggled, remaining, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, devotion, new birth, to name a few) borrowed by Lincoln from these two religious texts for use in his dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Together with its photos, maps, and invaluable footnotes, Meade and Lee After Gettysburg offers a significant contribution to the Civil War literature.
Gettysburg features the Aegis Combat System, which offers air defense for aircraft carrier battle groups.
Robert Evans, was mortally wounded at Gettysburg while serving with the 10811 New York Infantry Regiment and died in the arms of Assistant Surgeon Francis Wafer, a native of Kingston, Ontario.
Staggering in its scope and its lasting effect on the American psyche, Gettysburg was the linchpin of the war.
Gettysburg would inspire, a few months later, perhaps the greatest speech ever delivered.
Gettysburg seems like it is a place stuck in time, forever trapped in three days in July 1863.
The battle was said to have seen largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and the author says that Confederates at Gettysburg sustained two and a half times the losses taken by the Allied armies in Normandy from D-Day through to August 1944 during World War II.
Jubal Early cut off rail service to Gettysburg, severing a connection to Union forces days before the crucial battle.
Finally, we would add that the summer institute in world history takes place in a historic setting, Gettysburg, and we have planned a tour of the battlefield and leave time for our participants to explore the campus, town, and surrounding area.
Private Calder's and Lieutenant Haskell's words typified the sentiment of approximately 170,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who participated in the battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863.
The 11th annual Eisenhower Academy, a summer institute for teachers, will be held July 6-11, 2008 at Gettysburg College and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA.