Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania



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Gettysburg National Cemetery is located on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Adams County).

Gettysburg National Cemetery is part of the National Battlefield, and it is maintained by the National Parks Service. It is in excellent shape, and the grounds are always well taken care of. There aren't just Civil War graves at the cemetery, there are also veterans from several other wars. There are over 3500 Civil War graves; over 7000 graves total. There are no new burials though since it is no longer active.

The cemetery was established during the war as a place to properly bury Union soldiers. President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address at the location on November 19, 1863. The state owned the cemetery until it was completed in 1872, then it was turned over to the Federal Government.

Gettysburg National Cemetery is also supposedly haunted. Many people claim to see ghostly soldiers roaming the grounds at night. One of the most common sitings is that of three Confederate soldiers who died on the grounds. People see the soldiers approach them, then they suddenly fall to the ground as if they were shot. Strange lights and mysterious sounds are also reported.



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