Gettysburg, PA

GETTYSBURG, c. h., p. b., seat of justice of Adams co., Pa., 35 ms N. E. of Harrisburgh; from 75 ms. Pop. 2,180. (Fanning's, 1853)
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Abraham Lincoln, on horseback, leads the procession to the new Gettysburg cemetery Education/Culture
After midnight outside Carlisle, General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry is ordered to concentrate on Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
At Gettysburg, Maryland neighbors meet in heavy combat on Culp's Hill Battles/Soldiers
At Gettysburg, Union General Daniel Sickles disregards orders and loses much of his III Corps and his right leg Battles/Soldiers
At the Baltimore depot, the presidential rail car, the President not aboard, collides with a freight train Crime/Disasters
Attack of Confederate infantry on dismounted Union cavalry begins the collision of armies at Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
- Battle of Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
Edward Everett, the famous orator, speaks at the dedication of the Soldiers' Cemetery in Gettysburg Education/Culture
General John Reynolds killed in action within two hours of battle commencing at Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
In Pennsylvania, Confederate soldiers destroy the iron works of Congressman Thaddeus Stevens Business/Industry
In Pennsylvania, the Confederate Second Corps begins to pull back to concentrate on Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
In Pennsylvania, visitors begin to throng into Gettysburg for the upcoming visit of President Lincoln Education/Culture
In the town of Gettysburg, 20-year-old Jennie Wade is killed instantly, hit with a stray Confederate bullet Battles/Soldiers
In torrential rain, the Army of Northern Virginia begins its retreat from Pennsylvania Battles/Soldiers
Jennie Wade, killed the morning before, is buried in a temporary grave in Gettysburg Personal
John Burns, 69 year-old War of 1812 veteran, picks up his flintlock and joins the Iron Brigade Battles/Soldiers
Lee's attack on the Union center ends with the failure of Pickett's Charge Battles/Soldiers
President Lincoln delivers his "dedicatory remarks" at the consecration of the Soldiers' Cemetery Education/Culture
President Lincoln departs Gettysburg for Washington after a brief service at the Presbyterian church Education/Culture
President Lincoln leaves Washington for Gettysburg and the dedication of the new National Cemetery Education/Culture
Samuel Galloway is born in Gettysburg, Pennslyvania Personal
The Governor of Pennsylvania misses his connection with the President at Hanover Junction Education/Culture
The leading First Corps of the Army of the Potomac camps four miles west of Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
The Wills family hosts President Lincoln for the night in Gettysburg Education/Culture
Visitors and townsfolk serenade President Lincoln on a warm and clear Gettysburg evening Education/Culture
William Miller of Cumberland County disobeys orders and wins the Medal of Honor at Gettysburg Battles/Soldiers
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Carlisle (PA) Herald, “The Alleged Kidnapping,” June 22, 1859
Washington (DC) National Intelligencer, “The Alarm in Pennsylvania,” June 16, 1863
Washington (DC) National Intelligencer, “Rebel Occupation of Carlisle,” June 30, 1863
Letter from Theodore S. Garnett to George W. Wingate, May 31, 1892 on the Shelling of Carlisle, July 1, 1863
New York Herald, “The Rebel Occupation of Carlisle,” July 1, 1863
Cincinnati (OH) Gazette, “Excitement in Lancaster,” July 2, 1863
Philadelphia (PA) North America and United States Gazette, “A Desperate Battle At Gettysburg,” July 3, 1863
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “The Rebels at Carlisle,” July 4, 1863
New York Times, “The Campaign in Pennsylvania,” July 4, 1863
Recollection by William T. Sherman, Siege of Vicksburg Ends, July 4, 1863
New York Times, “Details From Our Special Correspondent,” July 6, 1863
New York Times, “What Pennsylvania has Escaped,” July 6, 1863
Recollection by Edward Warren, Warren Brothers at Gettysburg, July 7, 1863
Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Great Peril Escaped,” July 7, 1863
Raleigh (NC) Register, “The News,” July 8, 1863
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Every Man To Duty,” July 9, 1863
John Keagy Stayman to Edgar Hastings, July 1863
Abraham Lincoln to George Gordon Meade, July 14, 1863
George D. Chenoweth to James W. Marshall, July 15, 1863
Michael Jacobs to Abraham Lincoln, October 24, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
David Wills to Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
David Wills to Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1863
Chicago (IL) Tribune, “From Gettysburg,” November 13, 1863
Abraham Lincoln's Remarks to Citizens of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1863
Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1863, Washington, D.C.
Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1863
David Wills to Abraham Lincoln, November 23, 1863
"A Voice from the Dead," Patriot and Union Editorial, November 24, 1863
Lancaster (PA) Intelligencer, “Pickpockets,” December 1, 1863
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