November 19, 1863Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address
I have been to Gettysburg once. It is a huge battlefield. Many other Civil War battlefields that I have been to (and Yorktown from our War of Independence) are surprisingly small. And I stood at the spot where Lincoln gave his address.
On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War.
The Battle of Gettysburg, fought some four months earlier, was the single bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Over the course of three days, more than 45,000 men were killed, injured, captured or went missing. The battle also proved to be the turning point of the war: General Robert E. Lee’s defeat and retreat from Gettysburg marked the last Confederate invasion of Northern territory and the beginning of the Southern army’s ultimate decline.
Here is a video about the address: video
Unlike Obama, had you taken a shot of liquor every time he said I or me you would not have gotten drunk.