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Lincoln’s short but powerful speech can still inspire a nation

November 17, 2013
Mary Burns Deas , The OBSERVER

One of the most famous speeches in history was given 150 years ago on Nov. 19, 1863 during the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln stood in Gettysburg, Pa. to dedicate a new cemetery where so many war dead were buried after the bloody three-day battle earlier in the year on July 1-3, 1863.

 
 

 

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