The Gettysburg Battlefield was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1 to July 3, 1863, in and around the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Adams County, which had approximately 2,400 residents at the time.
The battlefield is now the site of two historic landmarks: Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Not long after the battle, Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin visited Gettysburg and attorney David Wills arranged for the purchase of 17 acres (0.069 km2) of Cemetery Hill battlefield land for a cemetery.
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The area of military engagements during the battle of Gettysburg included the majority of the 1863 town and the current borough. At the close of the battle, there were over 22,000 wounded and 8,900 dead.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought here from July 1 to July 3, 1863. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, which was completed in March 1864.
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