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The Civil War: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Washington, DC
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Author, historian, and Lincoln Studies Center co-director Douglas Wilson talks about the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago on November 19, 1863. Mr. Wilson considers several facets of the address, including its context in the war in 1863, how it would have sounded when delivered by President Lincoln versus how it reads on paper, and how its meaning and interpretation have evolved over time. The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia hosted this event.

Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:41am (ET)

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