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Civil War: Gettysburg
Lincoln Delivering Gettysburg Address
At the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln (center) delivered the now famous Gettysburg Address (photographed by Matthew Brady).
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