Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

President Lincoln

Gettysburg Address

The following is not mine. It’s an article written by a friend–Dr. Daniel Dreisbach. It’s brilliant.

It’s also available at

The Sacred Sounds of Gettysburg

On the afternoon of November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a brief address at the dedication of a national cemetery on Gettysburg’s battlefield. The solemn ceremony took place four and a half months after Union forces turned back the army of the Confederate States on July 1-3 in the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War. The battle claimed the lives of nearly eight thousand soldiers. Lincoln’s carefully crafted address was barely 272 words… Continue reading

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