The year 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, a speech by U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. It was given on the afternoon of November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Battle of Gettysburg had taken place only 4-1/2 months earlier, and had claimed the largest number of casualties of the American Civil War. Although the battle was considered the turning point of the war for the Union armies, the war would continue for almost two more years.
This reading was originally recorded on November 25, 2013 and posted on YouTube.
Program read, directed, and produced by Greg Holch.
Commentary by Greg Holch.
℗ © 2013 by Gregory J. Holch. All Rights Reserved.