Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was home to one of the most influential battles in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1 – 3 in 1863. It had the most casualties of any battle during the war and is often recognized as the turning point of the war. Following the war, it was also the location where President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
The battlefield is now a part of the National Military Park and the surrounding area is very well preserved for those who want to visit and experience the history of Gettysburg. Even for those who aren’t history buffs, Gettysburg is a nice small town to visit. Some photos are shown below from a recent trip to Gettysburg. Fall is a great time to go because the crowds are much smaller than during the popular summer months.
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