Day 126 of 365 - David Wills House - Full Time RVing w/4 Kids
This is where Lincoln stayed the night before his famous Gettysburg Address.
GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY & Grave of Pvt. George Nixon
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The burials were far from complete when the Gettysburg National Cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863. The honorable Edward Everett was committed to deliver the keynote address while President Lincoln was invited to give a few appropriate remarks for the occasion. The president accepted the invitation, knowing full well that his presence would provide his political foes with plenty of fodder though he was more concerned with the human cost of the bloody war and the anxiety of the war weary northern people, anxious as to what course would then be followed.
Hotels and lodgings in and around Gettysburg were filled to capacity the day before the dedication. Under a gloomy sky, the president arrived in Gettysburg on a special train from Washington and was greeted by a throng of well wishers. Escorted to the home of attorney David Wills on the town square, Lincoln spoke briefly to the crowd and soon after retreated to a second story bedroom where he worked to complete the second half of his address begun while still in Washington. The Wills home was soon filled to capacity with dignitaries and prominent citizens. Every bedroom was taken by the time Governor Curtin arrived, so he was resigned to get a few hours of sleep on a living room sofa.
Morning dawned bright and clear on November 19, disturbed only by the booming of signal cannon from Cemetery Hill. The processional began at 10 o'clock, the participants marching south on Baltimore Street to the cemetery grounds where a special platform had been constructed at the edge of the new cemetery. The president rode a horse in the procession, followed by dignitaries in carriages, military bands and soldiers in their finest dress uniforms. Arriving at the cemetery, the officials were welcomed by a massive crowd of over 10,000 people, pressed tightly around the speaker's platform and ready to hear patriotic hymns and Mr. Everett's address. After a brief delay, Everett was introduced and looked over the hushed crowd. His voice filled with emotion, he recalled the history of the locale and compared the honoring of deceased Union sons to the funerals held for heroes of ancient Greece. The elderly speaker gave a brief history of the great battle, the country's close relationship with current affairs in Europe, and his view on the eventual outcome of the war. Nearly exhausted after two hours of speaking, he closed with a strong sentiment for once again raising the flag of the Union over southern capitols.
There was a brief musical interlude. The president rose and faced the crowd, now pressed close to the front of the platform. He spoke steadily for two minutes and then returned to his chair, accompanied by polite applause.
Many listeners were stunned. The speech was so short and many near the back of the crowd had not heard a word of it. Yet, what they did hear was poignant. The president spoke of the honored dead who gave the last full measure of devotion to the nation, and how the memory of that devotion should inspire the northern people to support the Union cause, a devotion that would result in a nation that few could actually comprehend- one with a new birth of freedom with a government run by the governed- the people of the United States.
The ceremony ended with a prayer and music. The president attended a church service in Gettysburg before leaving on his special train for Washington and a return to the business of what seemed to be an endless war. While Democratic newspapers ridiculed the president's speech, others hailed it for its simplicity. Lincoln and some of his closest aides doubted the effectiveness of the speech while others found the remarks to be inspirational. Perhaps the kindest compliment came from Edward Everett who wrote the president: I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours, as you did in two minutes.
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The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and one of the best-known speeches in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Lincoln's carefully crafted address, secondary to others' presentations that day, came to be seen as one of the greatest and most influential statements of American national purpose. In just over two minutes, Lincoln reiterated the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union sundered by the secession crisis, with a new birth of freedom that would bring true equality to all of its citizens. Lincoln also redefined the Civil War as a struggle not just for the Union, but also for the principle of human equality.
Beginning with the now-iconic phrase Four score and seven years ago—referring to the signing of the Declaration of Independence eighty-seven years earlier—Lincoln invoked the United States' founding principles as set forth in that document, then reminded his listeners of the peril to those principles posed by the Civil War then in progress. He extolled the sacrifices of those who died at Gettysburg in defense of those principles, and exhorted his listeners to continue the struggle for survival of the nation's representative democracy as a beacon to the world—urging resolve
that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Despite the speech's prominent place in the history and popular culture of the United States, the exact wording and location of the speech are disputed. The five known manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln's hand differ in a number of details, and also differ from contemporary newspaper reprints of the speech. Modern scholarship locates the speakers' platform 40 yards (or more) away from the Traditional Site within Soldiers' National Cemetery at the Soldiers' National Monument and entirely within private, adjacent Evergreen Cemetery.
Following the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1–3, 1863, reburial of Union soldiers from the Gettysburg Battlefield graves began on October 17. David Wills, of the committee for the November 19 Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, invited President Lincoln: It is the desire that, after the Oration, you, as Chief Executive of the nation, formally set apart these grounds to their sacred use by a few appropriate remarks. Lincoln's address followed the oration by Edward Everett, who subsequently included a copy of the Gettysburg Address in his 1864 book about the event (Address of the Hon. Edward Everett At the Consecration of the National Cemetery At Gettysburg, 19th November 1863, with the Dedicatory Speech of President Lincoln, and the Other Exercises of the Occasion; Accompanied by An Account of the Origin of the Undertaking and of the Arrangement of the Cemetery Grounds, and by a Map of the Battle-field and a Plan of the Cemetery).
During the train trip from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg on November 18, Lincoln remarked to John Hay that he felt weak. On the morning of November 19, Lincoln mentioned to John Nicolay that he was dizzy. In the railroad car the President rode with his secretary, John G. Nicolay, his assistant secretary, John Hay, the three members of his Cabinet who accompanied him, William Seward, John Usher and Montgomery Blair, several foreign officials and others. Hay noted that during the speech Lincoln's face had 'a ghastly color' and that he was 'sad, mournful, almost haggard.' After the speech, when Lincoln boarded the 6:30 pm train for Washington, D.C., he was feverish and weak, with a severe headache. A protracted illness followed, which included a vesicular rash and was diagnosed as a mild case of smallpox. It thus seems highly likely that Lincoln was in the prodromal period of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg address.
Program and Everett's Gettysburg Oration
by Wills and his committee included:
Music, by Birgfeld's Band (Homage d'uns Heros by Adolph Birgfeld)
Prayer, by Reverend T. H. Stockton, D.D.
Music, by the Marine Band (Old Hundred), directed by Francis Scala
Oration, by Hon. Edward Everett (The Battles of Gettysburg)
Music, Hymn (Consecration Chant) by B. B. French, Esq., music by Wilson G Horner, sung by Baltimore Glee Club
Dedicatory Remarks, by the President of the United States
Dirge (Oh! It is Great for Our Country to Die, words by James G. Percival, music by Alfred Delaney), sung by Choir selected for the occasion
Benediction, by Reverend H. L. Baugher, D.D.
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Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield - Gettysburg Address - Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield - Gettysburg Address - Pennsylvania
The Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln Speech (Audio & Text)
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At the end of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, more than 51,000 Confederate and Union soldiers were wounded, missing, or dead. Many of those who died were laid in makeshift graves along the battlefield. Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin commissioned David Wills, an attorney, to purchase land for a proper burial site for the deceased Union soldiers. Wills acquired 17 acres for the cemetery, which was planned and designed by landscape architect William Saunders.
The cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863. The main speaker for the event was Edward Everett, one of the nation’s foremost orators. President Lincoln was also invited to speak “as Chief Executive of the nation, formally [to] set apart these grounds to their sacred use by a few appropriate remarks.” At the ceremony, Everett spoke for more than 2 hours; Lincoln spoke for 2 minutes.
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Hotel Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg Pennsylvania - USA Bewertung und Erfahrungen
Das Hotel Wyndham Gettysburg liegt in der Stadt Gettysburg welche zu USA (Nordamerika) gehoert.
Das Hotel Wyndham Gettysburg ist sehr beliebt unter den Gaesten, 100% empfehlen das Hotel weiter. Zudem erhaelt das Hotel 5.3 von 6 Sonnen. Die Hotelbewertungen sind allerdings nicht aussagekraeftig, da nur 3 Bewertungen vorliegen. Sprechen Sie am besten mit Ihrem Reiseveranstalter oder rufen Sie direkt beim Hotel an, um mehr Informationen ueber das Hotel zu bekommen.
Fuer den hervorragenden Service dieses Hotels bedanken sich die Gaeste mit 6 von 6 Sonnen.
Die Gaeste geben dem Hotel fuer den Zustand, allgemeine Sauberkeit, sowie Freundlichkeit des Personals eine sehr gute Bewertung von 5,6 von 6 Sonnen.
Sauberkeit, haeufiger Waeschewechsel, gute Ausstattung wie Fernseher und Balkon, das macht ein sehr gutes Zimmer aus. Die Hotelgaeste sind sehr zufrieden mit den Zimmern und vergeben 5,6 von 6 Sonnen.
Eine grossartige Kueche bietet dieses Hotel, 5,3 Sonnen werden fuer die gastronomischen Leistungen der Kueche vergeben.
Lage und Umgebung:
Die Gaeste sind mit der guten Lage sehr zufrieden und vergeben 4,8 von 6 Sonnen.
Sport und Unterhaltungsprogramme:
Ein gutes Sport- und Unterhaltsprogramm haelt dieses Hotel fuer seine Gaeste bereit. Insgesamt erhaelt das Hotel 4,5 von 6 Sonnen in dieser Kategorie.
Informationen zur Verfuegbarkeit von Transfer zum Hotel, WLAN in den Zimmern des Hotel Wyndham Gettysburg, sowie Details zum Animations-Progamm, Entfernung zum Strand oder zu Diskotheken erhalten Sie bei Ihren Reiseveranstalter oder auf der Webseite des Hotels. Neben den hier verwendeten Bewertungen, lohnt sich ein Blick auf die ggf. vorhandene Hotel Wyndham Gettysburg Facebook-Seite.
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Gettysburg RR Station & G&H Railroad Depot, Gettysburg, PA
Today I saw the Two Railroad Stations in Gettysburg PA. I went to film them, and saw Tank cars, etc.
Gettysburg Railroad Station on Carlisle Street was, Built in the 1850s, for trains. It was used during the Civil War, for soldiers. Plus President Abraham Lincoln stopped here to deliver the Gettysburg Address in 1863.
The Other station down Railroad St. on North Washington street, was Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad Depot.
The Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad Depot was Built in 1884 for the Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad Company. In the 1970s to the 1990s the Railroad Depot was used for the now Defunct, Gettysburg Scenic Railroad. It was used for Steam Locomotive's, Which the railroad once had 3 Steam Locomotive's operating
- Missisippian 76 Built 1920.
- Huntington and Broad Top 38 Built 1927.
- Canadian Pacific 1278 Built 1948.
They were used on the railroad til the 1990s, except for No.38 was used through the 80s. Now at the Everett Railroad of Holidaysburg PA, awaiting Restoration.
No.76 was used through the 1990s, which she was poorly managed on the railroad, she is now Stored and Also awaiting Restoration, at the Michigan State Trust for railway Preservation.
Canadian Pacific 1278 was used until the end of Steam used on the railroad, which ended very Sad. On June 16, 1995 1278 suffered a Crown Sheet Fail Explosion, that sadly resulted in injuring the Engineer and Both Firemen were Given 3 degree Burns. That was the end of Steam in the Gettysburg RR. CP 1278 is now Stored at the Newer Age Of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio. The Locomotive's were Poorly Managed and taken care of, resulted of that Horrific Accident.
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Battle of Gettysburg 75th anniversary 1938
75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1938
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Gettysburg Road Tripping - All Things Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln visited Gettysburg in November 1863, to help dedicate the new Gettysburg National Cemetery and to deliver what has become known as the Gettysburg Address. His visit lasted a short 24 hours, but his impact is still felt and can be seen throughout the town today. Join Paige as she explores all things Lincoln in Gettysburg!
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Shriver House Museum Tour - Gettysburg
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Lincoln and the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg - Ranger John Hoptak
Join Ranger John Hoptak for a guided tour through Gettysburg's Soldiers' National Cemetery, the final resting place for over 3,500 Union soldiers killed during the battle of Gettysburg as well as the site where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
Civil War Homecoming
The year 1865 saw inauguration, abolition, armistice, assassination, grief, celebration, and reunion. The brand new state of Minnesota mourned and commemorated along with the rest of the nation.
A live stage show featuring Dan Chouinard, Beth Gilleland, Dane Stauffer, Kevin Kling, Maria Jette, T. Mychael Rambo, Prudence Johnson, members of the Roe Family Singers, and the Brass Messengers as well as Eric Jacobson, Annette Atkins, Gwen Westerman, Mark Ritchie, Dean Urdahl, Patricia Bauer, and David Geister.
0:00:00 Opening sequence: Randal Dietrich & Stephen Smith
0:01:20 Music: The Vacant Chair
0:04:00 Welcome: Dan Chouinard
0:05:30 Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural (part 1 of 2): Dean Urdahl
0:07:30 Music: Weeping Sad & Lonely
0:10:00 Civil War literature: Dan Chouinard
0:10:30 Bowlers: Beth Gilleland & Dane Stauffer
0:13:25 Christie Brothers: Mark Ritchie & Kevin Kling
0:16:00 1861-1864: Eric Jacobson
0:23:00 Gettysburg: Kevin Kling
0:27:30 Music: Brother Green
0:29:30 Civil War Music: Dan Chouinard
0:31:30 Music: Battle Cry of Freedom
0:32:20 1865: Dan Chouinard
0:32:50 Music: Home for Me
0:35:50 13th Amendment: Dan Chouinard
0:38:40 Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural (part 2 of 2): Dean Urdahl
0:40:20 Frederick Douglass: T. Mychael Rambo
0:42:00 Music: True Lover’s Fairwell
0:42:45 Bowlers: Beth Gilleland & Dane Stauffer
0:46:20 Lee’s Surrender/Fall of Richmond: Pat Bauer
0:47:15 Music: Dixie
0:48:00 Lincoln’s assassination: Dan Chouinard
0:51:50 LeDuc: Pat Bauer & David Geister
0:53:17 Funeral Train: Dan Chouinard
0:56:00 Grand Review: Dan Chouinard
0:56:50 Christie Brothers: Mark Ritchie & Kevin Kling
0:58:50 Music: Down by the Riverside
1:00:55 Intermission: Stephen Smith, Shari Lamke, Randal Dietrich
1:02:00 Shall We Gather At the River
1:03:40 Homecomings: Mark Ritchie & Kevin Kling & Dan Chouinard
1:07:05 Music: Home Sweet Home
1:08:30 Music: Maiden in the Garden
1:10:45 Civil War Veterans: Dan Chouinard
1:12:30 Bowlers: Beth Gilleland & Dane Stauffer
1:14:45 MN & the Civil War: Annette Atkins
1:19:30 Blacks in MN: Dan Chouinard & T. Mychael Rambo
1:22:00 Music: I’ll Overcome Someday
1:25:00 Native People: Gwen Westerman
1:31:45 War’s Legacy: Eric Jacobson
1:38:50 Litany of stories
1:44:50 Angel Band
1:47:20 Civil War in our Midst
1:52:20 Music: Jacob’s Ladder
1:55:40 Closing Comments & Credits
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
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Gettysburg Dedication Day Ceremony a Naturalization Ceremony & remarks from Steven Spielberg
This ceremony was held in Gettysburg PA on November 19th, 2012.
Since 1938, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania has been commemorating the anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with their Dedication Day program. November 19th was officially designated as Dedication Day by a Joint Resolution of Congress on the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address in 1946. In recent years, the National Park Service and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College have joined with the Lincoln Fellowship in sponsoring the ceremonies.
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Lincoln: A Greater Good for all Mankind
Abraham Lincoln preserved the unity of America during the civil war and freed slaves. His name is synonymous with liberty, democracy and freedom - and he is consistently considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, American president.
How did this man, who had less than one year of formal education come to be regarded as one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen? And is there anything we can learn that could impact our own lives today?
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Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews renowned author James M. McPherson about his book This Mighty Scourge- Perspectives on the Civi War. Mcpherson discusses a myriad of topics including why the civil war began, the role of racism and slavery in the civil war, how foreign perspectives shaped the south's declaration of states rights, Lincoln's strategy to restore the union and what might have happened if the south had seceded.
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What did the veterans really think about the cause of the American Civil War? Were the reunions all about unification and reconciliation, or were there other stories being told? Watch Gettysburg National Military Park Ranger Christopher Gwinn as he examines the post-war experiences and words of the veterans who returned to Gettysburg.