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

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
 

 

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.

                    


THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, July 2-4, 1863
From the Library of Congress
 
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