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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.


(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)


(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.
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A Vast Sea of Misery: A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863 (reprint, 1988)
The infamous confrontation at Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was the largest battle ever to be fought on the American continent.
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Navy for maintaining USS Gettysburg, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser.
Its author, Allen Guelzo, is the director of Civil War studies at Gettysburg College and a noted Lincoln scholar.
Grounded in the premise that no better resource exists for understanding this unique event than the battlefield itself, Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg encourages its readers to explore this storied event from a wide variety of perspectives.
Synopsis: The 1863 Battle of Gettysburg resulted in horrific slaughter that ultimately ended the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania.
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Marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.