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ˈgɛt ɪzˌbɜrgGet·tys·burg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gettysburgnoun

    a small town in southern Pennsylvania; site of a national cemetery

  2. Gettysburg, Battle of Gettysburgnoun

    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


  1. Gettysburgnoun

    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; as, many thousands died at Gettysburg. See also Gettysburg Address.


  1. Gettysburg

    Gettysburg is a borough in and the county seat of Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States, and the eponym for the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The town hosts visitors to the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the Gettysburg National Military Park and has three institutions of higher learning: Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg College, and Harrisburg Area Community College. Many roads radiate from Gettysburg, providing hub-like access to Washington, D.C. 75 miles, Baltimore 55 miles, Harrisburg 37 miles, Carlisle 27 miles, Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland 32 miles and Hanover, Pennsylvania 14 miles. York is 30 miles east on the Lincoln Highway and Chambersburg is 25 miles west on the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental U.S. highway. Today the borough is a 2¹⁄2 hour drive from Philadelphia and a 3¹⁄2 hour drive from Pittsburgh via the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 15. Gettysburg Regional Airport, a small general aviation airport, is located 2 miles west of Gettysburg.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gettysburg

    a town in Pennsylvania, built on a group of hills 50 m. SW. of Harrisburg; during the Civil War it was the scene of General Meade's famous victory over the Confederates under General Lee on July 3, 1863.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gettysburg

    Capital of Adams Co., Pa., situated near the southern border of the State, 8 miles from “Mason and Dixon’s line.” Here three days’ severe fighting took place on July 1-3, 1863, between the invading Confederate army under Gens. Lee, Longstreet, and Ewell, and the Federals under Gen. George G. Meade.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gettysburg in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gettysburg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Gettysburg in a Sentence

  1. David McIntosh:

    The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.

  2. Jill Biden:

    War and conflict, death and loss are not relics of our American history; they're a part of Americans' story. Here in Arlington lie heroes who gave what President Lincoln called ‘the last full measure of devotion,’ they did not only die at Gettysburg or in Flanders Field or on the beaches of Normandy, but in the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq in the last 20 years.

  3. Katie Lawhon:

    It is upholding the highest level of what the Army says is honorable service. the story of his valor and sacrifice at the center of the Union battle line ... is a very inspiring story to a lot of people who study Gettysburg.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination -- that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.

  5. Barack Obama:

    [Foreigners] might not know the Gettysburg Address.

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