The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, affecting over 50,000 soldiers, who were either killed, captured, wounded, or missing. It was considered the turning point of the war.
“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here,” so said President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, in his famous Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln was right: Today we’re easily humbled by the countless young lives who sacrificed everything for a cause greater than themselves, but he was wrong to think we’d soon forget his inspirational words. The Gettysburg Address would become immortalized as one of the greatest speeches ever made in American history.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s famous speech, watch our video clip to re-live that critical turning point in America, where a burgeoning nation was about to embark on the greatest ideals of democracy and human equality the world had ever seen.