On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg
Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lincoln had been
invited to give a "few appropriate remarks" during
a ceremony to dedicate a cemetery for Union soldiers killed
at the Battle of Gettysburg. Despite its brevity and the fact
that it earned little attention at the time, the Gettysburg
Address is considered one of Lincoln's greatest speeches.
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Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
Abraham Lincoln gave copies of the Gettysburg Address
to each of his private secretaries, John
Nicolay and John
Everett, the orator who spoke at Gettysburg for
two hours prior to Lincoln, expressed his admiration
for the Gettysburg Address by writing to Lincoln that "I
should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came
as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two
hours, as you did in two minutes."
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Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
This collection contains eleven
items related to the
Address, including broadsides and newspaper
American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides
and other Printed Ephemera
This collection includes a reproduction of Lincoln's
first draft of the Gettysburg address and a lithograph
of a portrait of Lincoln by Robert Fawcett. Another
reproduction provides a copy of the program outlining
the order of events from the dedication of the Gettysburg
National Cemetery on November 19, 1863.
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
Contains an 1898 sound recording of W.F.
Hooley reading the Gettysburg Address.
This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search
this collection to find hundreds of newspaper articles
that discuss the Gettysburg Address.
A selection of articles about the Gettysburg Address includes:
- "News from Gettysburg, PA. 50,000 People in Attendance," Cleveland Morning Leader. (Cleveland, Ohio), November 23, 1863.
- "Gettysburg. Dedication of the National Cemetery," Daily National Republican. (Washington, D.C.), November 20, 1863.
- "Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg," Fremont Journal. (Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio), November 27, 1863
Treasures of the Library of Congress - The Gettysburg
Includes the first draft of the Gettysburg Address,
Lincoln's official invitation to Gettysburg, the only
known photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg, and Edward
Everett's letter complimenting Lincoln on his speech.
Presents drafts of the Gettysburg Address and related documents.
President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address
on November 19, 1863.
Works of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Association
Gettysburg Address, Cornell University Library Rare & Manuscripts
Documents, the Gettysburg Address, National Archives
and Records Administration
G. S. The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln
Speech that Nobody Knows. New York: Simon & Schuster,
Johnson, Martin P. Writing the Gettysburg Address. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. [Catalog
Klement, Frank L. The Gettysburg
Soldiers' Cemetery and Lincoln's Address: Aspects and
Angles. Shippensburg, PA:
White Mane Pub. Co., 1993. [Catalog
Kunhardt, Philip B., Jr. A New Birth
of Freedom: Lincoln at Gettysburg. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983. [Catalog
Mearns, David C., and Lloyd A. Dunlap, eds. Long
Remembered: Facsimiles of the Five Versions of the Gettysburg
in the Handwriting of Abraham Lincoln. Washington, Library
of Congress, 1963. [Catalog
Warren, Louis Austin. Lincoln's Gettysburg
Declaration: A New Birth of Freedom. Fort Wayne, Lincoln National Life
Foundation, 1964. [Catalog
Wills, Garry. Lincoln at Gettysburg:
The Words that Remade America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. [Catalog
Burgan, Michael.The Gettysburg Address. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2006. [Catalog
Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick. Abraham
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Four Score and More. Brookfield, Conn.: Twenty-First
Century Books, 2000. [Catalog
Olson, Steven P. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. New York: Rosen Central Primary Source, 2005. [Catalog
Price Hossell, Karen. The Gettysburg Address. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2006. [Catalog