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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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Critique: Enhanced with the inclusion of an informative introduction (A Fatal Mistake), photographs, illustrations, and Appendix (Select Order of Battle), a twenty-four page Bibliography, and an eleven page Index, "Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road" is an impressively informative and exceptionally well presented study that is very highly recommended as a core addition to personal, community, and academic library American Civil War military history collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists.
Jody Wilson, Gettysburg Foundation's Leadership Program Coordinator, notes battlefield leaders can often be idealized.
Forever linked to those battlefield visits were the joyous ancillary attractions in the town of Gettysburg. A restaurant, long since closed, served piles of the best fried chicken on the planet, and we ate lunch there after every tour.
After the student newspaper, the Gettysburgian, published the image, Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs sent out an email to the student community, informing them that Garthwait decided to step down from the board of trustees and that the institute did not condone such behavior.
There will be no National Park Service-provided visitor services at Gettysburg National Military Park, including public information, trash collection, and facilities and road maintenance, including snow plowing.
Barley Snyder has more than 90 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg, Malvern, Hanover and Gettysburg, as well as in Hunt Valley and Columbia, Maryland.
The regiment served a full five years of the Civil War, fought in 11 major engagements and was among the first Union troops on the field at Gettysburg.
For "Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address", the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum challenged presidents, judges, historians, filmmakers, poets, actors, and others to craft 272 words of their own to celebrate Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, or a related topic that stirs their passions.
In what promises to be the first of four volumes on this important period, Hunt demonstrates that this period was full of high drama as Lee and Meade sought to repair the damage done to their armies at Gettysburg, cope with an epidemic of desertions and home front disenchantment, and a host of logistical and strategic dilemmas.
The first two chapters detail, respectively, the circumstances surrounding Lincoln's delivery of the address and the immediate reaction to it, with the latter assessing, in particular, responses in Gettysburg (local), New York City (the North's main media center), Richmond (the Confederacy's main media center), and London (international).
Critique: Enhanced with the inclusion of full-color original maps, battlefield and historic photographs, human interest stories, examinations of leadership controversies, a full Order of Battle, and a collection of artifacts directly related to the charge, "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History" is a seminal work of impressive scholarship, detail, and insightful 'reader friendly' commentary.