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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address - 150 Years Ago Today

Today, November 19, 2013, marks the 150 anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address.

The speech was given at the official dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.

The exacting wording of the speech is unknown. There are at least five recognized manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address. The most famous, and the only one that bear President Lincoln's signature, is the "Bliss version," named after Colonel Alexander Bliss, to whom a signed copy was given.

Learn more:
History: The Gettysburg Address
Google Cultural Institute: Gettysburg Address

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices