American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A town 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. Population: 8,100.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The name of a battle of the American Civil War fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylavania, in 1863. At this battle, the defeat of General Robert E. Lee's invading Confederate army was a major victory for the Union, and is considered by many a turning point in the war, after which victory by the Confederacy was no longer thought possible. See also gettysburg address.
- n. a small town in southern Pennsylvania; site of a national cemetery
- n. 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
“Just popping in to let you know that Gettysburg is our feature for family movie night tonight.”
“For a painting titled "Minnesota Forward," Dale Gallon, a painter who lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, developed a sense of what a Minnesota regiment at the battle of Gettysburg looked like and did from reading four contemporaneous accounts -- letters and diaries -- by soldiers in the outfit.”
“A few points stood out: Gettysburg is better known than Vicksburg and often viewed as more important to the Civil War.”
“If you were in Gettysburg and your gun didn't fire for some reason while cannons were going off, people were being bayonetted and screaming their last dying breath, shots were going off in your ear and everywhere else, and thousands of wounded, dying, and dead soldiers were surrounding you all the while fully expecting to catch a mini - ball in your face would you realize you hadn't even shot?”
“Yeah Blue Ox I'm thinking Buck Fever on steroids, having never been under fire myself ... 51,000 died in Gettysburg so I'm wondering what happened to the other 23,500 weapons?”
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“Twelve hundred years later in Gettysburg Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech in which he said, “To suffer in silence while they should protest makes cowards of men”.”
“As soon as he learned that my residence was in Gettysburg, and knew how concerned I was about my home folks, he kindly told me that he would do his very best to visit them, and acquaint them of my safety.”
“Gettysburg" -- miners, and boastful old worthies, long partnered and beloved by Van.”
“The John H.W. Stuckenberg Map Collection is one of several digital collections at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.”
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