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Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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Almost five months after the Civil War's deadliest clash, President Abraham Lincoln and other Union leaders gathered to dedicate the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The program for the occasion featured music, prayer, orations, and benedictions. In the middle of it all, the president gave a few commemorative remarks, speaking for just two minutes, ...more
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Published April 1st 2015 by Lyons Press
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Craig Barner
It isn't easy to give only three starts to Gettysburg Replies. The concept behind the book is superb. In 2013 the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation asked some 120 people -- educators, authors, students and others -- to write a 272-word essay to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the most famous oration in American history. The Civil War president's speech on the battlefield in 1863 only months after the bloody conflict was composed of 272 words. The contri ...more
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