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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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A beautiful, solemn place recalling the horrors of the battlefield.

The cemetery was established in November of 1863, and is the setting of Lincoln's famous Address. there is a NPS volunteer guide in the entrance area who provides a detailed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The cemetery was established in November of 1863, and is the setting of Lincoln's famous Address. there is a NPS volunteer guide in the entrance area who provides a detailed overview of the aftermath of the battle and the circumstances which resulted in the cemetery's creation. The actual site of Licoln's podium (in the adjoining township cemetery) was identified for... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The kids and I stopped as we were driving through. Very well maintained, a little overwhelming with the reality of the number of men who gave their lives here in battle. A very important place in our nation's history. We quietly did some walking and the kids read stones there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When one walks among the memorials, you can not help but feel an overwhelming sense of humbleness and thankfulness for the sacrifices that were made for us by so many. The entire area is a shrine, and should be studied and respected. A "must visit regularly" destination.

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Teaneck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You have to see this for yourself. It's beautiful yet humbling. To see so many fallen men, really puts the battle of Gettysburg in perspective..

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If there is one place not to miss this is it. Just walking among the monuments and other settings give you a great sense ofpride what these men and women sacrificed for us. Do not miss this.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We made our son's study up on Gettysburg prior to our trip and when we made our way here they were disturbed at all the markers that only had numbers on them. My husband is in the service and he had to explain to them that soldiers didn't wear dogtags then. The place is very well maintained and the monuments... More 

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had just gone to Arlington National Cemetery the day before, so maybe my opinion was skewed, but given the number of deaths on both sides, I wasn't as moved by the number of grave markers. There is an iron fence keeping you out, so that may have something to do with it. We saw the location that Lincoln supposedly... More 

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Canyon Country
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

THis is the disputed site of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, however historians believe it was actually next door at the community cemetery at a hill that was higher than the place where the monument was erected. Either way what a magnificent place to see many who gave their lives for the unification of this great country. Many of the graves... More 

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Cohoes, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An important place in our history and a must see while in Gettysburg. The park service offers a walking tour, we opted to go on our own.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address, though now historians are rethinking the exact location of where he stood.

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