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President Lincoln leaves Washington for Gettysburg and the dedication of the new National Cemetery

Abraham Lincoln, Brady image, 1863
11/18/1863
 Abraham Lincoln left Washington at noon by train for Gettysburg, where the dedication of the new National Cemetery was planned for the next day.  He travelled through Baltimore, the first time he had done so since the days just before his first inauguration.  With him on the special train were three cabinet officers, William Seward, Secretary of State, John Usher of Treasury and Post-Master General Montgomery Blair.  They arrived at Gettysburg later that afternoon.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
H. Orton Carmichael, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (New York: Abingdon Press, 1917), 37-38.  
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