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The cornerstone is laid for the Soldiers' Monument at Gettysburg's National Soldiers' Cemetery

Gates of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1905, zoomable image
07/04/1865
Impressive ceremonies were held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as the cornerstone of the Soldiers' Monument was laid in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.  Dignitaries included Governor Andrew Curtin, General George Meade, and score of officials and diplomats. President Johnson was not well enough to travel but he provided a message.  General Oliver O. Howard gave the keynote speech.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Gettysburgh: Laying of the Corner-Stone of the Soldiers' Monument," New York Times, July 6, 1865, p. 8. 

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