From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gettysburg \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
   considered by many a turning point in the war, after which
   victory by the Confederacy was no longer thought possible;
   as, many thousands died at Gettysburg. See also {Gettysburg

   Syn: battle of Gettysburg.
        [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
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