Lead: On November 18, 1863, at the dedication of the National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, “appropriate remarks” Abraham Lincoln was asked to deliver are remembered as a masterful example of rhetorical English.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.


Content: The soldier’s national cemetery was dedicated four months following the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Seventeen acres were purchased on Cemetery Ridge near the center of the Union line during the battle. Confederate soldiers were reburied on the battlefield and then permanently interred in southern cemeteries following the war.

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