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The Gettysburg Address

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The Gettysburg Address

The Battle of Gettysburg Resources , fought in July 1863, was a turning point in the American Civil War. The battle was huge—about 172,000 men took part—and it remains the deadliest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. Though both sides suffered tremendous losses, the North won a crucial victory. Later that year, a cemetery for the dead soldiers was dedicated in a day-long ceremony. At this event, President Abraham Lincoln Resources made his most famous speech. The speech is short: just 278 words. Yet, in these few words, Lincoln eloquently honored the dead while placing their sacrifice in the context of the ongoing struggle to secure the principles on which the nation was founded. (This text is from the so-called "Bliss Copy," one of several versions which Lincoln wrote, and is believed to be the final version.)

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