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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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The Gettysburg Address was a proud moment in American history, and it happened right here in Pennsylvania," Corbett said.
When his vision adjusted to the darkness, he said, he looked up at the screen, saw Martin Sheen in a Gettysburg scene and was brought back to memories of his trip.
Today the Gettysburg sycamores can help us recall the desperate days of battle in a divided country, and the message of healing that Lincoln spoke over the fresh graves at the top of Baltimore Street.
The western landscape of the battlefield and the South Mountains provided the backdrop for Brew Fest, presented by Gettysburg Festival, Inc.
Photos: Medal of Honor Gettysburg Town Hall Concert on the Gettysburg Battlefield Patriot Awards Dinner
military's highest honor will convene in Gettysburg for the planned events.
The re-creation of the entire Battle of Gettysburg began Friday and culminated Sunday.
The Battle of Gettysburg - the largest battle ever fought in North America - draws significant interest throughout the country and this commemorative event also is receiving global attention.
The battle will be staged at this summer's 150th anniversary Gettysburg National Civil War battle reenactment that stretches over four days from July 4 - 7.
The Battle of Gettysburg had begun July 1, 1863, on the eve of our nation's 87th birthday, after Lee brought his Southern army to the locale in search of supplies, specifically badly needed shoes.
Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" contains 30 unique stories that capture the scenic beauty of the Gettysburg battlefield, examine rare Civil War artifacts and reveal the personal stories of the men who fought there.
June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Battle of Gettysburg was a pivotal point in America's Civil War.