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President Lincoln delivers his "dedicatory remarks" at the consecration of the Soldiers' Cemetery

Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, November 19, 1863, detail
11/19/1863
Edward Everett, perhaps the country's best know public speaker, had just sat down after delivering the main address on the program of the dedication of the new Soldiers' National Cemetery, a soaring speech of almost two hours. Then, following a hymn sung by a Baltimore choir, President Lincoln rose to give his "dedicatory remarks."  His two minute, roughly 272-word address took some time to enter history but enter history it did.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
H. Orton Carmichael, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (New York: Abingdon Press, 1917), 67-71.  

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