The Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863
Location of the Address
Abraham Lincoln gave the address on November 19, 1863 at the dedication to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This is an important setting because the Gettysburg battlefield is thought to be the site of largest battle ever waged on the North American continent. It also proved a turning point in the Civil War.
The Soldiers' National Cemetary
Today, the words of the Gettysburg Address are carved into a wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. This is Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech, and is one of the most quoted speeches in our nation's history.