SPEECH: Abraham Lincoln, “Gettysburg Address”

Today is the 152nd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” at a mere ten sentences perhaps the briefest great speech in human history. Lincoln delivered the address on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg PA. Four and a half months earlier the Union army under Major General George Mead had defeated the Confederates under General Robert E. Lee. The battle would prove to be a turning point in …

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