Today’s Anniversary: The Gettysburg Address

It's November 19, and 150 years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.  His two-minute speech came during a ceremony to dedicate the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, where a pivotal Civil War battle had taken place earlier that year.  As we've said so often, one way to make our United States History course come to life is to visit historic sites such as Gettysburg.  Today the park is hosting a number of special events in observance of the 150th anniversary of Dedication Day, and other events are planned for later in the week.  If you can't make it to Pennsylvania, then consider reading these five little-known facts about Gettysburg instead.  Either way, you'll find yourself more in tune with one of the most famous events in American history.