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 (gĕt′ēz-bûrg′, gĕt′əs-)
A borough of southern Pennsylvania east-southeast of Chambersburg. It was the site of a major Union victory in the Civil War (July 1-3, 1863), which checked Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North. The battle and Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address (delivered at the dedication of a cemetery here on November 19, 1863) are commemorated by a national park. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farm, a national historic site, is also in Gettysburg.
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(Placename) 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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(ˈgɛt ɪzˌbɜrg)

a borough in S Pennsylvania: Confederate forces defeated in a Civil War battle fought near here on July 1–3, 1863; national cemetery and military park. 7194.
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Noun1.Gettysburg - a small town in southern PennsylvaniaGettysburg - a small town in southern Pennsylvania; site of a national cemetery
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Gettysburg - a battle of the American Civil War (1863)Gettysburg - a battle of the American Civil War (1863); the defeat of Robert E. Lee's invading Confederate Army was a major victory for the Union
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given November 19, 1863 on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Just the same, two of my uncles were killed at Gettysburg. Guess we done our share."
What followed was some of Gettysburg's bloodiest and most controversial fighting.
Hessler and Isenberg, who are authors and battlefield guides at Gettysburg, describe the role of Joseph Sherfy's peach orchard during the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.
How does your leadership style compare to those who commanded during the Battle of Gettysburg?
And they latched onto places such as Antietam National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park as inexpensive and educational sites less than one tank of gas away from home that they could visit with their only child.
Bob Garthwait, trustee on the board of Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, resigned Tuesday after a photo of him wearing a Nazi uniform during his college days surfaced online.
Park roads, memorials, and trails at Gettysburg National Military Park will remain accessible to visitors during the government shutdown, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.
Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg. The Gettysburg will undergo about 15 months of work at the company's shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, the ship's homeport.
Charles will be unveiling and dedicating a full-size replica of the "First Shot Marker" found on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.