On this day in 1863, 147 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address.
His Speech was delivered at the dedication of the National Cemetery, and followed a bloody battle that represented the beginning of the end for the Confederacy: Lincoln began: “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
To read more about Gettysburg, the American Civil War, and President Abraham Lincoln see our series on The North’s Civil War and Reconstructing America both edited by Paul A. Cimbala, Fordham University.
“A Grand Terrible Dramma”
From Gettysburg to Petersburg: The Civil War Letters of Charles Wellington Reed
Edited by Eric A. Campbell
The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory
A Lincoln Forum Book
Edited by Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams
Coming out in paperback May 2011 !!!
New Insights from the Lincoln Forum
Edited by John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel