Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Gettysburg Address Anniversary

Today marks 145 years since Abraham Lincoln famously gave “The Gettysburg Address” in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From July 1-3, 1863, Union forces, under General George Meade, defeated the Confederate Army, under Robert E. Lee, in what is often considered the turning point of the Civil war. The Battle of Gettysburg stands as the single bloodiest battle in the Civil War. 97 Taneytown Road is now home to the Gettysburg National Cemetery, where Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg along with veterans of all other major American wars and conflicts are buried. For more information and pictures of spots related to “The Gettysburg Address,” click here.

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