gettysburg gettysburg  /ˈɡɛ tiz bərɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small town in southern Pennsylvania; site of a national cemetery
  2. (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

News

  1. Bike Week set to ride into Gettysburg this July

    The Gettysburg Bike Week Committee announced plans for the annual event, July 11-14, at the Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, as well as at the Allstar Events Complex at 2638 Emmitsburg Road.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Evening Sun

  2. Gettysburg to vote on new fire chief August 14

    Current Chief Allen Baldwin is taking a new position as fire chief of the City of Winchester in Virginia, which was announced on the Gettysburg Fire Department's Facebook Page on June 5.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Evening Sun

  3. 2 re-enactments give Gettysburg a new skirmish

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - This summer, the Battle of Gettysburg will happen twice. For the first time in at least a decade, two re-enactments, planned and organized by different groups, will take place on farms outside Gettysburg during the 150th anniversary of the battle.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

Quotes

  1. Hemingway described him later as "tall as Lincoln, gaunt as Lincoln, and as brave and as good a soldier as any that commanded battalions at Gettysburg."
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Ernest Hemingway Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Preserve America communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America's heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment," Bush said. "I commend Gettysburg and its leaders for their...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Laura Bush Source: The Evening Sun

  3. In answer, Mr. Buchanan said that he thought it was because "white men were 100 percent of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100 percent of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100 percent of people who died at Gettysburg...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Pat Buchanan Source: Berkeley Daily Planet

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