History

Ceremony To Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Historian James McPherson, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will speak

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GETTYSBURG, PA. –  On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, historians and everyday Americans are gathering to ponder what the Gettysburg Address has meant to the nation.

Civil War historian James McPherson and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are scheduled to speak Tuesday to mark the 150th anniversary of speech. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett also will deliver remarks.