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Gettysburg Address

On November 19th, 1963 President Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. The speech was after the bloodiest battle, The Battle of Gettysburg, where in three days over 45,00o men were killed, injured, captured or went missing. The speech reflected his redefined belief that the Civil War was not just a fight to save the Union, but a struggle for freedom and equality for all, an idea Lincoln had not championed in the years leading up to the war.

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