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"For many people, Gettysburg is such a significant event in our nation's history, and it actually in some ways defines who we are as Americans today because of the tremendous crisis of that battle," Ms. Lawhon said. "It can be a tremendously moving place."
The battlefield has undergone a landscape rehabilitation since 2000, including cutting nonhistoric trees, replanting orchards and building missing fences, to make it appear much as it did 150 years ago, said spokeswoman Katie Lawhon at Gettysburg National Military Park, which averages about 1.2 million visitors a year.