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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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  • Call me odd, but I love walking cemeteries. This was great to spend time checking out the dates on the stones. Great time and everyone should come show some respect for those who gave everything to pr...  more »
  • Very tastefully done to honor those fallen, a somber place but well worth a visit when in the area. Very informative.  more »
  • A lovely cemetery with beautiful monuments, and also a somber reminder of what a war can do. You don't realize the amount of lives lost, until you see the markers of known and unknown souls lost in th...  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?