Gettysburg Address


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On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, a short speech (lasting no more than two minutes) at the commemoration of the cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where more than fifty-one thousand Union and Confederate soldiers had died in a battle lasting three days, from July 1 to 3, 1863. This historic battle ended General Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North. Lincoln chose to focus not on the Union victory but instead on the principles for which...