Origin of Gettysburgafter J. Gettys, its 18th-c. founder
town in S Pa.: site of a crucial battle (July, 1863) of the Civil War and of a famous address (Nov., 1863) by Abraham Lincoln dedicating a National Cemetery
A borough 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.x
- He was at Gettysburg and at Chattanooga.
- Cynthia's speech about Billy Langstrom seemed as old as the Gettysburg Address, but far less remembered.
- Standing in the public green, in the centre of the city, is the original statue (by Launt Thompson) of the "Massachusetts Color Bearer," which has been reproduced on the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
- He took part in the battle of Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg commanded a division of the III.
- He was the author of Instructions for Field Artillery (1860), and of papers on Gettysburg in the "Battles and Leaders" series.