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Gate at Gettysburg Cemetery Damaged

A hit-and-run driver knocked down two large iron gates at the Baltimore Street entrance to the Soldiers' National Cemetery, causing about $2,500 in damage, according to Gettysburg National Military Park spokeswoman Katie Lawhon.

The damage occurred late Saturday or early Sunday morning, she said. Police are looking for a car with front end damage, possibly yellow in color. The driver left behind a piece of the license plate frame that read, "I'd rather be shopping."

The cemetery is the resting place for 3,500 Union soldiers killed in July, 1863, and the site of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

By Linda Wheeler  |  April 28, 2009; 11:52 AM ET
 
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