Image description: Today is the 150 anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
According the Library of Congress, in this photo:
Lincoln is pictured in the center of the platform, hatless with his bodyguard, Ward Lamon, and Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania. Lincoln’s private secretaries, John Hay and John Nicolay, orator Edward Everett, and Gettysburg attorney and organizer David Wills may be among those near the president.
View more photos and artifacts from the Gettysburg Address.
Photo from the Library of Congress.
Tomorrow marks the 148th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought between July 1st and 3rd, 1863. It is known as one of the most famous battles in the American Civil War.
Lincoln’s prominent Gettysburg Address was given at the close of ceremonies dedicating the Soldier’s National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863.
In just two minutes, Lincoln created one of the most well-known speeches in American History. Beginning with the now famous phrase, “Four score and seven years ago,” Lincoln referenced the American Revolution and focused the nation’s attention on America’s founding principles. Despite its brevity and the fact that it earned little attention at the time, the Gettysburg Address is considered one of Lincoln’s greatest speeches.
Learn more about Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.