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Gettysburg Presbyterian Church

After the cemetery dedication, President Lincoln returned to the Wills House for a late lunch, followed by a public reception. There he met John L. Burns, the famous and fiesty 69-year-old Gettysburg cobbler who once served in the War of 1812. On July 1, 1863, Burns spontaneously picked up a rifle and joined Union troops, receiving multiple wounds.

Lincoln walked down Baltimore Street with Burns to the last event of the day at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. Here they heard a speech by Charles Anderson, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and the brother of Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter fame. The church Lincoln visited has been replaced by a newer building on the same site.

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