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Visitors and townsfolk serenade President Lincoln on a warm and clear Gettysburg evening

The Wills House, Gettysburg, circa, 1890
11/18/1863
Abraham Lincoln was being hosted in the home of David Wills the night before the dedication of Gettysburg's new National Cemetery.  On a warm moonlit, evening, assembled crowds serenaded the president below the windows of the house on the town square.  Lincoln spoke a few words and then the crowd moved onto to serenade Secretary of State William Seward, who was staying at another private house nearby.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
H. Orton Carmichael, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (New York: Abingdon Press, 1917), 45-46.  
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