The Handle was delivered on the dedication of the Troopers’ Nationwide Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, in the course of the American Civil Battle, 4 and a half months after the Union armies defeated these of the Confederacy on the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. In simply over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the ideas of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil Battle as a battle not merely for the Union, however as “a brand new beginning of freedom” that might deliver true equality to all of its residents, and that might additionally create a unified nation by which states’ rights have been not dominant.
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