Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the Dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. This event was formally designated as Dedication Day by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Nov. 19, 1946. Each year since 1938, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania has commemorated Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and rededicated Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
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Photographer Alexander Gardner’s studio made two stereoviews a few minutes apart (this photo shows the left side of the second). In 2007, the Center for Civil War Photography identified a figure in the crowd as Lincoln.