Researching the Gettysburg Address you do not find much about it around the actual date of November 19, 1863. As with all “Great Events” it took a good year for people to process the importance of this famous speech. Nevertheless it is a timeless reminder of who we should aspire to be as people in relation to each other.
Many discussions ensued as to when Lincoln wrote the speech and how he wrote it.
Here is a first-hand account of what this journalist saw as Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches of his life.
The Century Magazine
Vol. XLVII No. 4