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November 19, 1863
President Lincoln delivers his now-famous Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the soldiers' cemetery.

November 20, 1863
President Lincoln replies to Edward Everett, the principal speaker at Gettysburg, thanking him for his response to the Gettysburg Address.

November 22, 1860
President-elect Lincoln arrives in Chicago, Illinois to meet Hannibal Hamlin, his vice president elect.

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

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  • November 24 Lincoln Lecture, Wilmington, DE

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