The Gettysburg Address


More than 51,000 Union and Confederate solders fell in the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1, 2, and 3, 1863, in what is the bloodiest battle in the North American continent.  President Lincoln only spoke for two minutes, yet his message is one of the most endearing speeches in all US history. As commander-in-chief, Lincoln’s military might was unmatched on the continent, but as a man, his life was outweighed by the death of 51,000 others.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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