"The Famous Speech at Gettysburg"
President Lincoln giving his Gettysburg address, 19 Nov 1863
Public DomainPresident Lincoln giving his Gettysburg address, 19 Nov 1863 - Credit: US Library of Congress

US President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on 19 November 1863, during the American Civil War.  The speech marked the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 

Lincoln proclaimed that the sacrifices of the Union troops would achieve for the country "a new birth of freedom" in which "government of the people by the people for the people" would prevail.

The Gettysburg Address