Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lincoln's Gettysburg

Nov 19, 1863- Seventeen acres of the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, PA were dedicated as a national cemetery. Noted orator Edward Everett spoke for two hours; the address that Lincoln delivered in less than two minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.

For more information: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Four Score and More by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg or visit our 973.73 section in our nonfiction collection for Civil War materials.

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