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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) An oration delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863,) at the consecration of the cemetery

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05124 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: First printing by Baker & Godwin. Contains the speeches of Edward Everett and Abraham Lincoln delivered at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "To which is added interesting reports of the dedication ceremony; descriptions of the battlefield; incidents and details of the battle, &c." Lincoln's Gettysburg address is on page 40.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Presidential Speeches and Proclamations, President Battle, Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Death

Sub Era: The American Civil War