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Topic Forty-seven: The Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address


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Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln

An actual photograph of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg
Listen to the Gettysburg Address Here 
The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
". . . When the President finishes there is not a sound—not a clap, not a cheer. Most of those who listen that day at Gettysburg do not know they are hearing one of the greatest speeches ever written, but all know their president is speaking from his heart."--E.W. Andrews, present at the Address
.........from PBS Freedom: A History of US, A birth of New Freedom. 
See the actual documents with media.  See the reference below.

Numbers of casualties at the Gettysburg Battle
Union Army: 23, 049 dead                      

Confederate Army:  28.063-- Mostly Texans and Georgians in their teens

Two Flags represented at Gettysburg:  Americans fighting Americans with the highest number of casualties than all other wars combined. 
At Gettysburg,  a cemetery was needed, and the President was invited to help "dedicate" it.   


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The "Hay Copy" of the Gettysburg Address

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