Monday, November 15, 2010

This Week in History: 11/15/2010


Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most well known speeches in United States History: the Gettysburg Address. President Lincoln commemorated the fallen soldiers of the American Civil War at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania four months after the decisive victory of the Union soldiers in the Battle of Gettysburg. Over the course of three days, more than 45 thousand soldiers were “killed, injured, captured or went missing.” President Lincoln also took the opportunity to affirm his belief that the American Civil War is a fight to save the Union as well as a “struggle for freedom and equality for all.”

To learn more about the Gettysburg Address, please visit This Day in History at History.com.

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