The Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg

 

 

 

Lincoln ProcessionLincoln at CemeteryThe carnage, destruction but untold heroic acts of valor of both Union and Confederate soldiers was immortalized in the history of mankind four and a half months later when President Lincoln delivered the famous speech known and recognized as "The Gettysburg Address." Lincoln’s words reinvigorated the seeds of a democracy which, 127 years later, resulted in the destruction of the Berlin Wall and elected democracies in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and even Russia. Picture left: The procession down the streets of Gettysburg going to the cemetery. Picture right: The only known photo of Lincoln on the podium at the cemetery.

 

 

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