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Panoramic photo of National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1913
The National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the Gettysburg Address in 1913

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President Lincoln Delivered the Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863

The speaker before Lincoln, Edward Everett, was one of the most popular orators of his day. He spoke for two hours. Yet Everett admitted to Lincoln, "I wish that I could flatter myself that I had come as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." In spite of Lincoln's disclaimer that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here," his brief speech continues to echo in the American memory. Where did you first hear a line from the Gettysburg Address?
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