Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

The Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863, was an attack by Confederate troops on the North—on their own soil! General Lee’s plan was to win, thereby discouraging the Union from continuing the war. His plan failed and it became the turning point in the Civil War.

Four months later, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. It took only two minutes to deliver, but it’s considered one of the most stirring speeches in American history. “. . . and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

The Gettysburg Address has biblical themes throughout from such books as 3 John and Psalm 90. Lincoln later said: “In regard to this great book, I can only say it is the best gift which God has ever given man.”

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