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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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  • I think I parked in the lower car park and walked up by the side of perfectly placed gravestones. The memorial to Lincoln's address was beautifully presented and then a further walk up hill to the sol...  more »
  • Self tour of the cemetery was nice. The grounds are well kept and it is interesting knowing we were in the spot Lincoln gave the Address! 
  • A well maintained field that hold so many heroes. Pay your respects to those who shaped our nation. The sheer number of graves puts the cost of the battle into perspective. 
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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?