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Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg

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President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery on November 19, 1863. Some 3,500 Union soldiers were laid to rest here following the Battle of Gettysburg in June 1863, considered a significant Union victory. Originally buried on the battlefield where they lay for fear of disease, the soldiers’ remains were exhumed from their shallow graves and reinterred in this cemetery. Together with the battlefield on which the Confederate attack took place, the cemetery forms the Gettysburg National Military Park, which seeks to preserve the history of the battle and its lasting legacy. Start off at the visitor center, where you can learn more about the battle in the museum or choose to take a guided tour of the cemetery. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gettysburg National Cemetery and many more Gettysburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Gettysburg trip generator.
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  • The feeling while walking through the cemetery was like being in a church. For me it really brought home the cost of the battle. The most striking was the graves marked simply "UNKNOWN". If you go tak...  more »
  • Your visit should not be complete without a visit to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.. The cemetery is one of the reasons why the federal government designated the park as a Nat'l Park. I stood in th...  more »
  • In our world today where so few of us have to actually go off somewhere to fight, we must all come to place like this and pay our respects in the most sincere way 
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  • America at a crossroads, to feel so strongly about something that you are willing to give your life. That is the US Military of today, keeping us strong!!
  • At Gettysburg National Cemetery, who could not but be interested about the history?