Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address

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It was a cloudy November day in 1863 when thousands gathered to hear renowned orator Edward Everett
dedicate a national cemetary at the site of a pivotal battle early in July of that year. Also present to deliver "a
few appropriate remarks" was the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spoke but 278
words; Everett later wrote to the President, "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to
the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." Though there are surviving t...
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