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The Civil War: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19, 1863 - Library of Congress

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Nov. 19, 1863 - Library of Congress

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, December 28, 2013

A session from this year’s Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Historians and authors discuss the events and circumstances around Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which was delivered on November 19th, 1863, at the dedication ceremony of Soldiers’ National Cemetery. They talk about Lincoln’s plan and approach for the speech, the activities in and around Gettysburg on the day before and day of the ceremony, and the reporting and critical reception of the speech in the press. Lincoln Forum vice chairman Harold Holzer serves as moderator for the discussion.

Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:54am (ET)

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