United States #600 (1924)

Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address

On the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered what has become one of the best known speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address. The occasion was the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. In just over two minutes, … Continue reading Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address