Gettysburg, Battle of

Gettysburg, Battle of

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  • Gettysburg, Battle of — (July 1–3, 1863) Major engagement in the American Civil War at Gettysburg, Pa. , regarded as the war s turning point. After defeating Union forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee decided to invade the North with 75,000 troops.… …   Universalium

  • Gettysburg, Battle of — (1863)    A pivotal battle of the American Civil War. It was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, numbering 75,000 men and commanded by General Robert E. Lee, and Union forces, eventually… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Gettysburg Battle — битва при Геттисберге во время гражданской войны в США; …   Словарь топонимов США

  • Gettysburg — /get iz berrg /, n. a borough in S Pennsylvania: Confederate forces defeated in a crucial battle of the Civil War fought near here on July 1 3, 1863; national cemetery and military park. 7194. * * * Town (pop., 2000: 7,490), southern Pennsylvania …   Universalium

  • Gettysburg College — ▪ college, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Though it is affiliated with the Lutheran church, the college maintains a policy of nonsectarian… …   Universalium

  • battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Battle of Chancellorsville — Part of the American Civil War …   Wikipedia

  • Gettysburg — may refer to:Events* Battle of Gettysburg, a battle during the American Civil War that took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1 3, 1863. * Gettysburg Address, a famous speech made by President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Chickamauga — Part of the American Civil War Battle of Chickamauga (lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890) …   Wikipedia

  • Gettysburg — prop. n. The name of a battle of the American Civil War fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylavania, in 1863. At this battle, the defeat of General Robert E. Lee s invading Confederate army was a major victory for the Union, and is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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