On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln is invited to the dedication of a new cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa.

He is asked to make “a few appropriate remarks” , but the main speaker will be orator and statesman Edward Everett.

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Edward Everett 

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

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