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.
History: The Gettysburg Address
Google Cultural Institute: Gettysburg Address
By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices