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SENATE RESOLUTION 192--COMMEMORATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS BATTLE IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
(Senate - June 27, 2013)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 192--COMMEMORATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 
BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS BATTLE IN THE HISTORY 
                          OF THE UNITED STATES

  Mr. CASEY (for himself and Mr. Toomey) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 192

       Whereas, between July 1 and July 3, 1863, the Battle of 
     Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the turning point 
     for the Union Army in the American Civil War;
       Whereas the Battle of Gettysburg was the battle with the 
     largest number of casualties in the American Civil War;
       Whereas, on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln 
     delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the 
     Soldiers' National Cemetery;
       Whereas over 3,500 soldiers were buried at the Soldiers' 
     National Cemetery after losing their lives in the battle;
       Whereas reconciliation between the North and the South 
     began at Gettysburg through warm and respectful post-war 
     reunions that featured peace walk reenactments of Pickett's 
     Charge in 1887, 1913, and 1938;
       Whereas the Gettysburg battlefield was designated as a 
     National Military Park in 1895;
       Whereas the residents of Gettysburg helped to preserve the 
     land that now serves as the Gettysburg National Military 
     Park, including the Soldiers' National Cemetery and the 
     Gettysburg battlefield; and
       Whereas more than 1,000,000 people travel each year to 
     visit the park, museum, and visitor center: Now, therefore, 
     be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Battle of 
     Gettysburg;
       (2) recognizes the historical significance of the outcome 
     of the Battle of Gettysburg, which helped to preserve the 
     United States; and
       (3) encourages the people of the United States to visit 
     Gettysburg National Military Park to celebrate and 
     commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of 
     Gettysburg.

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