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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

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Address: 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Description: This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country...
This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country, absolutly beautiful and humbling. Id like to do a review of it to let others who come to your site know to visit it.
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The Reason Why

This is it, the reason why the most famous speech in U.S. history was given. With rare exception (such as General Collis, who's vicage forever looks toward his relatively close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Dayton, OH
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is it, the reason why the most famous speech in U.S. history was given. With rare exception (such as General Collis, who's vicage forever looks toward his relatively close home on South Confederate Avenue) the markers of the men who lost their lives here or fought with those who did and wanted to be buried here are the same... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Most of us have read about the Civil War in school, the textbooks do not do justice for what you will see when entering the cemetery, the tombstones/markers go on and on, it does open your eyes to all who served and gave up their lives fighting for what they believed in.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visit the battlefield every trip I make to Gettysburg. Every American should tour the Battlefield at the site of the battle that saved the Nation.

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Melrose Park, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopping at the tombs and reading their names makes you think about what was going on at the time. You can take your time going through the cemetery and trying to see it all in one day is very hard.

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited after taking a battlefield tour and it was pouring rain but so glad we did it. I think the rain added to the moment. Very somber. So much was gave. A bit of history never to be forgotten.

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Utica, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A very humbling place to visit. It is very well maintained, as it should be, and peaceful. Worth stopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Visiting any military cemetery is a moving experience. The manicured lawn and stillness of the scene belies the carnage that occurred in such places. The National Cemetery at Gettysburg fits that description. There are two elements of the story crucial to Getttysburg. First, the absence of Confederate dead. The fervent hope of reconciliation would happen, but much time would pass... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Upon our arrival in Gettysburg, we weren't really sure where to begin. As we drove around, we decided to get oriented at the Cemetery which was a good choice. It introduced us to the solemnity of the area and set the tone for what was to come. Seeing so many graves, Lincoln's monument, monuments to the many groups that fought... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We drove past thru our travels of Gettysburg and took a quick stop. We are glad we did. The cemetery is well kept and it was good to go there after visiting the battlefields.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm not one for historic sightseeing unless there's a hidden thrill about it (haunting, etc.) The cemetery was nice, but driving by it or just pausing by the side of the road would have been plenty for me. Just one man's opinion - to each his/her own.

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