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Antietam address

The Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 was the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War. 150 years ago today dignitaries dedicated a national cemetery at the battlefield and laid the cornerstone of a national monument. It … Continue reading

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not indispensable

Our great leader is dead, but our “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” From The New-York Times April 17, 1865: The Effect of President Lincoln’s Death on National Affairs. The … Continue reading

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“dignified address”

This is the first review I saw of November 19th’s Gettysburg cemetery dedication in the Richmond Dispatch. It focused on Lincoln’s and Seward’s responses to serenaders the evening before and the main speech by Edward Everett on the 19th. From … Continue reading

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a word in edgewise

Edward Everett gave the longer speech at Gettysburg – by about two hours. President Lincoln’s remarks at the cemetery dedication made it on the front page of The New-York Times on November 20th next to three columns (and counting) of … Continue reading

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(rail) road trip

From The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Seven: TO SECRETARY CHASE EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 17, 1863. HON. SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. MY DEAR SIR:—I expected to see you here at Cabinet meeting, and to say something about … Continue reading

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