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This Week in History

November 19, 1863
President Lincoln tours part of the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and later gives his now-famous Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national soldiers cemetery

November 21, 1860
Lincoln arrives in Chicago, Illinois where he meets Hannibal Hamlin, his vice president-elect.

November 24, 1861
President Lincoln calls a meeting at the War Department about the Trent crisis.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

Lincoln Events

  • November 19 Dedication Day Events, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 19 Lincoln Reception, Wilmington, DE
  • November 30 Lecture and Grand Opening, Mississippi State, MS
  • December 3 Lincoln Lecture, Mahomet, IL
  • December 3 Lincoln Program, Dayton, OH
  • December 7 Lincoln Program, Harrogate, TN
  • December 8 Lincoln/Sandberg Lecture, Kenosha, WI
  • December 8 Other Gettysburg Address Lecture, Chicago, IL
  • December 12 Lincoln Lecture, Scottsdale, AZ

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