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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg National Military Park

 
 
Gettysburg National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, January 25, 2021
1. Gettysburg National Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  After the battle, nearly 7,500 soldiers were hastily buried in shallow graves on the battlefield, while hundreds more died at field hospitals each day. Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin worked with Gettysburg attorney David Wills to establish a proper burial ground for the Union dead who had given the "last full measure of devotion." Reburials began October 27, 1863, and continued for five months. The Soldiers' National Cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks," became his most famous and inspirational speech—The Gettysburg Address.

Today, this hallowed ground is a final resting place for American veterans from the Civil War through the Vietnam conflict. It is a place to honor and respect those who have fallen and reflect on the human cost of a nation at war.
 
Erected 2021 by The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.061′ N, 77° 13.93′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County
Gettysburg National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, January 25, 2021
2. Gettysburg National Cemetery Marker
This view looks toward the east. The Cemetery Speakers' Rostrum can be seen off to the left.
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. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Route 134) 0.3 miles south of Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the left when traveling south. This marker is inside the Gettysburg National Cemetery, a few steps past the entrance gate off the Taneytown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Address Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st New Hampshire Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Address Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H (Huntington's Battery) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Volunteer Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
More about this marker. An identical wayside is at the Baltimore Street (Pike) entrance.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This replaced an older NPS wayside at this location titled "Soldiers' National Cemetery".
 
Gettysburg National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, January 25, 2021
3. Gettysburg National Cemetery
This view looks toward the east-northeast.
Gettysburg National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, January 25, 2021
4. Gettysburg National Cemetery
This view is looking to the southeast. The Gettysburg Address Memorial is in the background atop the hill.
Grave of Captain William E. Miller image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 3, 2016
5. Grave of Captain William E. Miller
One of two Medal of Honor recipients buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery. He earned it at Gettysburg’s East Calvary Field on July 3, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022