The Fight For Tennessee: July 1863 to January 1864

Gettysburg Address

How did Lincoln head toward his conclusion?

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work, which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Artist Alfred Waud sketched this drawing of Union troops under General Louis Blenker having a Thanksgiving meal at their camp.


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