Gettysburg Address


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.

Did you know?

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.


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Jessica Dean

Born and raised in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Jessica and her husband, Troy, created Celebrate Gettysburg magazine in 2007. Before starting the publication, Jessica was the art director for Frederick Magazine, a successful regional publication based in Frederick, Maryland. She was the president for the AIGA Blue Ridge chapter and has won numerous awards for her graphic design. Always eager to give back to the community, Jessica has helped to promote many local activities and has volunteered her design services to a variety of regional nonprofit organizations. She lives in downtown Gettysburg with her family.

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