Top Hat Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. This photo was taken not long after the Civil War’s first battle on northern soil in Antietam, Maryland on October Date: 3 October 1862
This lesson will examine the most famous speech in American history to understand how Lincoln turned a perfunctory eulogy at a cemetery dedication into a concise and profound meditation on the meaning of the Civil War and American union.
Lincoln delivered The Gettysburg Address, his remarks at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. image: Lincoln's address at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, November 1863
Interactive: Seeking Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address