November 19, 1863
Day of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
It was a Wednesday.
That day the U.S president Abraham Lincoln delivers an historic speech at Gettysburg, few months after the bloody eponymous battle during the American Civil War.
The war will come to an end two years later, in 1865.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us (...) 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, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Collectible items connected with this event:
Paintings at the top:
“First at Vicksburg”, Unknown artist, US Army Center of Military History (public domain)
“Abraham Lincoln” by George Henry Story (circa 1915) (public domain)