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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) The President's dedication address at Gettysburg

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06811 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: [New York] Type: Pamphlets Date: 1864 ca. Pagination: 1 card 14 x 9.3 cm

Summary of Content: Printed by Miller & Mathews. Contains textual variations indicative of a very early printing of the Gettysburg Address.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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

Sub Era: The American Civil War