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Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in History News

Gettysburg Address No Longer ‘Silly Remarks’ as Harrisburg Newspaper Retracts 1863 Editorial

By Media Release

On Nov. 24, 1863, the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot & Union newspaper disparaged President Lincoln’s “silly remarks” at Gettysburg. Today, the current incarnation of that newspaper has re-examined its coverage of the cemetery dedication at Gettysburg, and has retracted the original editorial written 150 years ago.


The November issue of America’s Civil War magazine included an article by the descendent of the newspaper editor who published the 1863 editorial.



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