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  The Gettysburg National Military Park Virtual Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Fought during the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most critical battles of the war and occurred at a time when the fate of the nation hung in the balance, the summer of 1863.
Hill agreed to send two divisions of his corps toward Gettysburg the next day to investigate the arrival of the mystery cavalrymen and the stage was set for the opening of the battle on July 1st, 1863.
Gettysburg became a gathering place for these old soldiers, 54,000 in 1913 for the 50th Anniversary of the battle.
www.nps.gov /gett/getttour/main-ms.htm   (2359 words)

  
 Gettysburg Area School District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The Gettysburg Area School District, in partnership with the family and community, is dedicated to excellence and committed to maximizing every student's achievement.
The Gettysburg Area School District serves students in a 185 square mile area which includes Gettysburg Borough, Cumberland, Freedom, Highland, Franklin and parts of Mt. Joy and Straban Townships.
Gettysburg College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary are both located within the District.
www.gettysburg.k12.pa.us   (249 words)

  
 Gettysburg Battle American Civil War July 1863
Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the war, nor did it attain any major war aim for the North or the South, it remains the great battle of the war.
The Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania began on July 1 with Confederate troops attacking that Union cavalry division on McPherson Ridge, west of town.
Gettysburg park licensed guides say that this is the one book they consider the foundation of their knowledge and essential to passing their licensing exam.
americancivilwar.com /getty.html   (1786 words)

  
 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gettysburg was incorporated as a borough in 1806.
The population of Gettysburg in 1900 was 3,495; in 1910 it was 4,030 and in 1940 the population was 5,916.
This unit was present in the Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1–3, 1863.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gettysburg,_Pennsylvania   (1565 words)

  
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As were the soldiers of both armies engaged at Gettysburg battle ready, so too is the namesake of this famous battle prepared to cope with any tasking.
USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) and her sister ships are designed to protect carrier battle-groups from all threats - air, surface, or subsurface - while being capable of striking land targets.
GETTYSBURG's primary mission is to be prepared to conduct prompt, sustained combat operations at sea in support of a carrier battle group or amphibious assault group, protecting those groups from saturation attacks and contributing to power projection ashore.
www.gettysburg.navy.mil   (138 words)

  
 Gettysburg National Military Park - Gettysburg National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service)
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory in the summer of 1863 that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North.
Construction is underway on the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.
The bronze likeness of an Irish Wolfhound on the Irish Brigade monument at Gettysburg National Military Park symbolizes the loyalty shown for the Union cause by the brigade's soldiers, most of whom were Irish immigrants or sons of immigrants to the United States.
www.nps.gov /gett   (279 words)

  
 Gettysburg Area School District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The Gettysburg Area School District is interested in hiring qualified persons as substitute teachers on a day-to-day emergency basis.
Gettysburg Area High School – Chemistry Teacher – long-term substitute for the second semester of the 2006-2007 school year – Pennsylvania Certification in Chemistry needed.
Gettysburg Area High School – English Teacher – long-term substitute for the second semester of the 2006-2007 school year – Pennsylvania Certification in English needed.
www.gettysburg.k12.pa.us /employement/vacancies.htm   (313 words)

  
 Gettysburg College - Homepage
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Gettysburg College as one of 62 U.S. colleges and universities for its new Community Engagement Classification.
Gettysburg students benefit from close collaboration with professors, often resulting in joint publications in scientific journals.
Gettysburg's Center for Career Development will help you sort out your career interests, select a major that fits those interests, develop a customized career plan, and follow it through to a rewarding future.
www.gettysburg.edu   (776 words)

  
 Gettysburg - MSN Encarta
Gettysburg, borough, seat of Adams County, southern Pennsylvania; incorporated 1806.
Gettysburg is famous as the site of the decisive Battle of Gettysburg (July 1863), one of the bloodiest encounters of the American Civil War.
Also in the borough are Gettysburg College (1832) and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (1826); Eisenhower National Historic Site, encompassing the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is nearby.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561031/Gettysburg.html   (178 words)

  
 Civil War > Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg took place around this small Pennsylvania town, when Confederate forces foraging for shoes encountered a Union cavalry brigade guarding the town.
Gettysburg marked the last time the Confederates attempted to bring about a decisive battle on Union soil.
Fortunately for Meade's forces the area to the South of Gettysburg was almost a perfect defensive position- a series of hill tops forming a U shaped.
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 No Casino Gettysburg civil war battlefield preservation
The Gettysburg casino was projected to be a top grosser for the state, Rendell added, "yet it failed because I think the community was listened to."...
A different kind of battle over Gettysburg was decided in Harrisburg, Pa., on Wednesday — a two-year battle pitting Civil War buffs and historians against a group of investors wanting to build a casino less than two miles from the battlefield.
In doing so, the board affirmed the specialness of Gettysburg as a place to be held in trust for all Americans, both present and future generations.
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 Gettysburg
Still, Gettysburg was a preliminary decision in the Civil War that ended two years later.
After the election of Abraham Lincoln as 16th President of the United States in 1860, the leader of the Southern Democrats, Jefferson Davis, was at the forefront of a movement that lead to the division of America.
Gettysburg tries to follow the historical events, shows the horrors of war as well as for instance the conflicts of strategy the Southerners should follow.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo3/gettysburg.htm   (588 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Gettysburg: Books: Stephen W. Sears   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Gettysburg, PA Bed and Breakfast — Built in 1786, The Brafferton Inn in Gettysburg Pennsylvania is the oldest deeded house in town and has 13 bedrooms with 5 suites.
Gettysburg Battlefield Bed and Breakfast — Enjoy a Civil War theme bed and breakfast in an 1809 Civil War home on the battlefield, with daily history demonstrations and Friday ghost stories.
Gettysburg plays on the magnificence of battle, and talks of generals and their actions much like we discuss football coaches and teams today; however, like any respectable Civil War book, it acknowledges the carnage, the death and suffering of men and horses, and how horrible a thing war is.
www.amazon.com /Gettysburg-Stephen-W-Sears/dp/0395867614   (2602 words)

  
 The Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania Americn Civil War PA
Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the war, not attain any major war aim for the North or the South, it remains the great battle of the war.
The climax of the Battle of Gettysburg came when Major General George E. Pickett, in a desperate attempt to recapture the partial success of the preceding day, spearheaded a massed infantry of some 12,000 Confederate troops across the open field toward the Union center on Cemetery Ridge.
Additionally, an estimated 567 tons of ammunition was expended and, when the battle had ended, 5,000 dead horses and the other wreckage of war presented a scene of terrible devastation.
www.virtualcities.com /ons/pa/g/as/paga6a16.htm   (652 words)

  
 Gettysburg College - Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
To be nominated for the honor roll, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, be of sophomore standing or higher, and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40.
Sophomore guard Margaret White scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to lead Gettysburg to a 70-55 win in its Centennial Conference season opener on Tuesday night at the Mayser Center.
The victory sealed fourth place for the Bullets at the Marymount Tip-Off Tournament and was the 500th in the history of the Gettysburg women's basketball program.
www.gettysburg.edu /athletics   (567 words)

  
 Battle of Gettysburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The Battle of Gettysburg was "accidently" the bloodiest battle of the war.
Neither Lee nor Meade wanted to fight at Gettysburg which was the cross roads for 10 different roads.
By recognizing the value of gaining the high ground, the Union forces were able to take charge of some of the high ground around Gettysburg.
www.collectorsnet.com /cwtimes/gettysbu.htm   (618 words)

  
 Gettysburg bed and breakfast & inns. Find the perfect Gettysburg B&B lodging on BedandBreakfast.com.
The Brafferton Inn - Gettysburg, PA Built in 1786, the Brafferton Inn is the oldest deeded house in downtown Gettysburg, and its...
Baladerry Inn - Gettysburg, PA Baladerry Inn is located at the edge of the Gettysburg Battlefield near Little Round Top.
Gettysburg Pond View Farm B&B - Gettysburg, PA Out in the countryside sits a cozy, old, farmhouse.
www.bedandbreakfast.com /gettysburg-pennsylvania.html   (366 words)

  
 Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation
The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, educational non-profit organization, working in partnership with the National Park Service, to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg
Gettysburg holds a special place in American history, not only as a turning point in the Civil War, but also as the site of the Gettysburg Address, in which President Abraham Lincoln outlined his vision for the nation's future, and as a place for reconciliation in the years following the war.
We have the opportunity to make Gettysburg a classroom of democracy a place that inspires and honors America by promoting a better understanding of the forces that shaped our national character.
www.gettysburgfoundation.org   (244 words)

  
 Battle of Gettysburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gettysburg – Carlisle – Hunterstown – Fairfield – Williamsport – Boonsboro – Manassas Gap
That November President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the Union dead and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic Gettysburg Address.
Today, the Gettysburg National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park are maintained by the U.S. National Park Service as two of the nation's most revered historical landmarks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Gettysburg   (5718 words)

  
 Gettysburg Fire Department
The Gettysburg Fire Department, located in Adams County Pennsylvania, has a long and proud history of public service to the community of Gettysburg and the surrounding areas.
The first fire protection in Gettysburg was provided by a bucket brigade in accordance with mandatory action by town council in 1806.
Gettysburg's first "non-hand power" engine, a Silsby Steam Fire Engine, arrived in 1886.
www.gettysburgfd.com   (200 words)

  
 Battle of Gettysburg
Beautiful accommodations ideally situated to overlook the spot where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address and within walking distance of the National Park Service Visitors Center and most major attractions.
Though the conflict ended well over a century ago, each year nearly 2 million people make the pilgrimage to this venerable site, the largest battlefield shrine in America with over 1,000 monuments and cannon and over 40 miles of scenic avenues.
The last time a soldiers remains were discovered on the Gettysburg battlefield was in 1996.
www.gettysburg.com /bog/bogcent.htm   (282 words)

  
 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Welcome Center
Welcome to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the turning point of the Civil War occurred from July 1 - 3, 1863.
Travel to the Gettysburg National Military Park, with over 1,000 monuments and cannon along over 40 miles of scenic roads, a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought here.
In Gettysburg, you can eat authentic Civil War era foods, sleep in a restored historic inn, and discover over 25 museums and resort attractions -- some unlike any in the world.
www.gettysbg.com   (244 words)

  
 Title: "Gettysburg" - Topics: U.S./1860 - 1865
Some historians disagree with the view that the Battle of Gettysburg was the "The High Water Mark of the Confederacy." They point out that Lee left the field with his army intact and that the South was able to sustain the fight for another 21 months.
The Gettysburg address was given by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
The battle of Gettysburg was fought in July of 1863 and Lee did not surrender until April of 1865.
www.teachwithmovies.org /samples/gettysburg.html   (3481 words)

  
 Military History Online - Battle of Gettysburg
This article is taken from a biography of General Zook, a life-long bachelor who was mortally wounded in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg on the 2d day [02 July 1863].
Some companies were from Fon du Lac area, Captain Rufus Dawes’ (commander of the 6th at Gettysburg) company arrived from Mauston, with two companies comprised of Italians and Germans from Milwaukee.
Foraging through the lush, fertile farmlands of this hilly region of Pennsylvania, Confederate infantry and cavalry struck terror into the local communities.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /gettysburg   (425 words)

  
 Virtual Gettysburg-The Gettysburg Battlefield Monument Searchable Database
Marking both Union and Confederate battle lines, the monuments at Gettysburg tell stories of glory and valor during the three-day battle in July 1863.
Ever since 1867, when the 1st Minnesota Infantry placed a memorial urn in the National Cemetery, the placement of monuments on this battlefield has been a hot topic of interest and debate for battle veterans and historians alike.
Massachusetts followed in 1879, placing a tablet to the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry on the edge of Spangler’s Meadow honoring the men who died in a morning attack as a result of an order that their colonel called "murder".
www.virtualgettysburg.com /exhibit/monuments   (429 words)

  
 The Battle of Gettysburg - Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The Gettysburg National Military Park is one example of how the National Park Service (NPS) is committed to preserving and protecting America's heritage.
Each year 1.5 million visitors learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War, the tools and weapons used, and the soldiers who served in that great conflict.
Now you can "virtually" visit the park and other online features that will give you exciting new insights into the war, the soldiers, their life, and their surroundings at Gettysburg.
www.cr.nps.gov /features/gett   (127 words)

  
 USS Gettysburg
While expresses peace and optimism and red is a reminder of the immeasurable valor and blood shed at the epic battle of Gettysburg.
The eagle also represents the Union's victory at Gettysburg, the turning point in the Civil War, which ultimately forged a stronger nation.
Muskets we in general use during the Civil war and highlight the hand to than combat as both sides exploded in a tremendous clash of musketry.
gettysburg-pa.gov /uss_gettysburg.htm   (292 words)

  
 Gettysburg National Cemetery
These pages contain a roll of soldiers buried at the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg according to a report of 1865.
Should you have any questions on the Confederate dead from Gettysburg, please contact the cemetery or the United Daughters of the Confederacy for where they are buried.
According to the historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, "The majority of southern dead remained in the hasty and scattered field burials until 1877 when ladies' memorial societies in South and North Carolina undertook efforts to have the bodies removed.
home.ptd.net /~nikki/gburgcem.htm   (714 words)

  
 GETTYSBURG - July 2004
The Crisis of the Confederacy: A History of Gettysburg and the Wilderness.
Gettysburg Made Plain: A Succinct Account of the Campaign and Battles, with the Aid of One Diagram and Twenty-Nine Maps.
Wetekam, Donald J. The Effects of Logistical Factors on the Union Pursuit of the Confederate Army During the Final Phase of the Gettysburg Campaign.
www.jfsc.ndu.edu /library/publications/bibliography/gettysburg.asp   (771 words)

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