Today in history: Lincoln’s greatest speech, The Gettysburg Address

The Last Civil Right

Abraham-Lincoln_2738902bOne hundred and fifty-one years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered this speech at a military cemetery to a war tired crowd. Gettysburg was the deadliest battle during the civil war, some cite that over 45,000 men were either killed, wounded, missing or captured.  Pres. Lincoln’s speech while not only giving recognition to those that died during the Gettysburg battle but to also support why the war must continue on and not just for the union’s sake but for freedom.  Freedom for all men, thus the words, “we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

The Bliss version of the speech in it’s entirety…

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this…

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About dcwusmc

Retired United States Marine, child of the living God, Constitutionalist, Vietnam Veteran, father and grandfather.
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