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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Displays At Library of Congress

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One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address goes on display today at the Library of Congress.

The library will be displaying the what's known as the John Hay copy of the famous Civil War speech for six weeks through May 4 as part of the "Civil War in America" exhibition.

The exhibit commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through writings and firsthand accounts.

Lincoln delivered the address in November of 1863 as part of the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Penn. following the battle there that summer. The Hay copy of the Gettysburg Address is believed to be the second draft of the speech. Lincoln gave it to Hay, whom was one of his two secretaries.


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