Gettysburg Campaign : June-July 1863


gettysburgThe Battle of Gettysburg has  attained a special aura. Boston journalist Charles Carleton Coffin dubbed it “the high water mark” of the rebellion, while others described it as the “turning point of the war.” But it was President Lincoln who most eloquently expressed Gettysburg’s significance. On 19 November 1863, Lincoln deliv­ered “a few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery that became known as the Gettysburg Address: “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” The Gettysburg Campaign

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