Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: A new meaning for the war

Today is the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg on the evening of November 18 and prepared for what would become one of the most important speeches in United States history. On the morning of November 19, the president and other dignitaries left the square and made the short trip to what would become the Gettysburg National Cemetery. After Edward Everett gave the keynote address, Lincoln stood up and walked to the podium to give his speech – a speech that was less than 300 words and would last little more than six minutes. It would forever change the meaning of the American Civil War.

Click HERE to read my blog article on Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address from last year.


About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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