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Gettysburg National Military Park

The small town of Gettysburg, in Adam's County, south central Pennsylvania, was the site of the largest Civil War battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere and the inspiraration for Abraham Lincoln's celebrated 'Gettysburg Address'. The bloody Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863 and lasted two days, resulting in a Union victory. The Gettysburg National Military Park now stands testimony to the battle, incorporating about 6,000 acres of land, 26 miles of park roads and more than 1,400 monuments, markers and memorials. The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most famous in US history, and has been immortalised in many books, paintings, poems and movies. The town is now a kind of pilgrimage site for military history buffs and anybody interested in the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.

Address: 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA

Website: www.nps.gov/gett