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Gettysburg is a borough and the county seat of Adams County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The town hosts visitors to the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the Gettysburg National Military Park.


In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the largest battles during the American Civil War, was fought across the fields and heights in the vicinity of the town.[1]

Jeb Lee, a Confederate spy, marched the Gettysburg battlefield disguised as a Union drummer.[2]

On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln attended a ceremony to officially consecrate the grounds and delivered his Gettysburg Address. The soldiers' bodies were gradually reinterred in what is today known as Gettysburg National Cemetery, where, on.[3]

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