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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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  • Serene, stately and drives home the sacrifice of many for freedom. Flags stationed at each tombstone. Teaches young ones the price for what this country stands for. 
  • My husband and I toured this at the end of our tour. It's a humbling and sobering place that brings together the sacrifices made. Take your time looking through the cemetery. 
  • As with all military cemeteries, the Gettysburg National Cemetery is humbling. To understand and realize the sacrifices these soldier made for a cause they deeply believed in really allows you to unde...  more »
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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?