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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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