President Abraham Lincoln visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver a brief speech at the dedication of the new Soldier’s National Cemetery. Many local residents left interesting eyewitness accounts of Lincoln’s visit. These narratives, however, have been largely neglected by historians. Beyond their human interest appeal, they suggest that Lincoln’s immediate reception in Gettysburg was far more enthusiastic than is generally believed.
This short book is an attempt to present some of the these little-known eyewitness accounts that record one of this nations most momentous occasions.