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The Gettysburg Address Rewritten As A Wedding Toast?

Last month I joined my family to celebrate my brother and sister-in-law’s marriage. They got married a year ago in the middle of Covid-lockdown and postponed the party until this year when everyone could gather more safely. As a member … Continue reading

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A Radical Gettysburg Address

President Abraham Lincoln’s two-minute remarks during the dedication of the Soldiers’ Cemetery at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863 may be the most heralded words ever delivered in the English language. For nearly 160 years, the legacy and mythology surrounding that … Continue reading

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BookChat with Lucas Morel, author of Lincoln and the American Founding

I was pleased to spend some time with a recently released book by historian Lucas E. Morel, author of Lincoln and the American Founding, part of the Concise Lincoln Library from Southern Illinois University Press (find out more about it … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the 1864 Election

Among the many rich rhetorical legacies US presidents have left to future generations, the Gettysburg Address dwarfs them all. Lincoln took scarcely more than two minutes to deliver a worthy tribute to fallen Federal soldiers and paint an inspirational vision … Continue reading

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On Ike in Gettysburg

On November 19, 1963, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a speech in Gettysburg’s national cemetery to commemorate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. (For details on the event and Ike’s speech, see this post, “Ike, JFK, and the … Continue reading

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Lincoln Arrives In Hanover

We’ll have several posts tomorrow for the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but today is the anniversary of a presidential “travel day.” The November 21, 1863 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a lengthy article about Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Thank You for Your Role in “The Great Task”

If you voted in this year’s election, I’d like to say “Thank you.” It doesn’t matter who you voted for—what matters is that you voted. It looks like participation is going to end up north of 65%, a modern record … Continue reading

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“We Stand Where Abraham Lincoln Stood…”: Dwight D. Eisenhower & Gettysburg

Chris Mackowski just released a short video on the ECW YouTube page about President Eisenhower and Gettysburg: From military training of the battleground of Gettysburg to retiring and building a farmhouse in the community, Dwight D. Eisenhower was keenly aware … Continue reading

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ECWS Sneak Peek: Lincoln in Gettysburg

Here’s a sneak peek at another upcoming title in the Emerging Civil War Series: Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: The Creation of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address by Brad and Linda Gottfried, with a foreword by Doug Douds.

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “On the 19th of November the dedication took place” (Part 8)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 8 of our read-along with extra historical notes and images. If you want to catch up on the … Continue reading

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