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Gettysburg Address by Mort Kunstler - Civil War Print

When Lincoln was invited to make his speech, Americans were still trying to recover from the shock of 51,000 casualties incurred at the battle of Gettysburg a few months earlier. Lincoln did not scribble the speech on the back of an envelope as later mythologized, but had instead written it a week or two earlier on White House stationery, and then polished it at Gettysburg the night before the event. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 1863, 15,000 people listened as Edward Everett delivered a rousing two-hour patriotic speech.

Robert E. Lee's Sword Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox Postcard

The presentation sword General Robert E. Lee wore to the surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 was a gift from an anonymous Marylander in 1863. The motto inscribed on the blade, Aide toi et dieu l'aidera, translates to Help yourself and God will help you. Lee also wore the sword when he posed for a full-length portrait in the Richmond studio of Julian Vannerson in 1864.

Museum of the Confederacy Appomattox Postcard

The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox showcases an unparalleled collection to tell the stories of the Civil War. Using original artifacts and documents, as well as audio and interactive displays, the visitor is led from the outbreak of war to the surrender of Robert E. Lee and his army at Appomattox and into the years of reconstruction and beyond. The Museum is located at the intersection of US 460 and State Route 24.


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