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At the dedication of the new national cemetary at Gettysburg, four months after the battle there, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. The bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Gettysburg had taken 46,000 casualties between the Union and Confederacy. Lincoln honored the fallen dead and linked their sacrifice to the survival of a nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” “We cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground,” Lincoln told the gathered...
Noted Lincoln historians discuss Lincoln's legacy at the Gilder Lehrman-sponsored Global Lincoln Symposium held at Oxford University.