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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What of the other events at the 1863 Gettysburg dedication?

We hope you will find this of some scholastic value and helpful in any research you may wish to do. TD

Edward Everett, the scheduled main speaker: ..." In his two-hour formal oration he compared the Battle of Gettysburg to battles of antiquity such as Marathon, and spoke about how opposing sides in previous civil wars (such as the War of the Roses and the Thirty Years' War) were able to reconcile their differences afterward. Everett's oration was followed by the now far more famous Gettysburg Address of President Lincoln. For his part, Everett was deeply impressed by the concise speech and wrote to Lincoln noting "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes"...
The program organized for that day by Wills and his committee included: