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Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

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The short speech which Abraham Lincoln delivered at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania has become of the most remembered speeches ever given. Lincoln's was not the main address, which was given by the orator Edward Lincoln, who spoke for two hours. Lincoln wrote five drafts of the speech. The one which he kept in his hand while he spoke probably differed from the actual address he gave, as written down by several reporters.

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