The Soldiers’ National Cemetery is one of the truly iconic locations on the Gettysburg battlefield. Established as a result of the enormous loss of life and improper burial conditions after the July, 1863 battle, the cemetery is perhaps most famous as the setting for President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Everyday throughout the summer National Park Service Rangers offer an inside look at the people, places, and events which figured in the creation of this cemetery, and offer an opportunity to reflect on the enormous cost wrought by the American Civil War. For those who can’t join us, we invite you to follow along as Ranger John Hoptak digitally guides you across the heart of Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
This program is one of dozens offered each day by the staff of Gettysburg National Military Park. All our free and open to the public. For more information call (717) 334-1124 ext. 8023 or visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/gett
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