Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
". . . When the President finishes there
is not a sound—not a clap, not a cheer. Most of those
who listen that day at Gettysburg do not know they are
hearing one of the greatest speeches ever written, but
all know their president is speaking from his heart."--E.W.
Andrews, present at the Address
.........from PBS Freedom: A
History of US, A birth of New Freedom.
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Numbers of casualties at the Gettysburg Battle
23, 049 dead
Army: 28.063-- Mostly Texans and Georgians in
Two Flags represented at Gettysburg:
Americans fighting Americans with the highest number of
casualties than all other wars combined.
At Gettysburg, a cemetery was needed, and the President
was invited to help "dedicate" it.