Latest Gettysburg Address Stories

2013-11-25 23:00:11

Living Legacy Tree Planting Ceremony Took Place on November 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park as Part of Dedication Day Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 In commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership has launched a legacy project of national significance. The Living Legacy Project is a simple yet eloquent plan to plant one tree for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died, as a living memorial for their...

2011-04-04 23:24:35

Music communicates a lot regarding how we remember a person, place, thing or idea. Music about Abraham Lincoln is no different. An ongoing UC research project is examining the American experience of Abraham Lincoln through the music written about him from 1865 to 2009. Take a listen to one of those songs. University of Cincinnati doctoral student Tom Kernan hopes his unusual research project hits the right note with both historians and music lovers Kernan, 28, originally from Long Island, NY,...

2010-11-18 17:40:00

Celebrities and public figures provide moving recitation of Lincoln's address for Remembrance Day commemoration GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 147 years ago this week, President Abraham Lincoln traveled to central Pennsylvania to deliver one of the most famous speeches in world history, the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln delivered his remarks on November 19, 1863, during ceremonies dedicating the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. To commemorate this...

2010-06-10 13:00:00

'Abraham Lincoln: One Man, Two Views' at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center GETTYSBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The amazing creative and visual journey taken by artists to represent Abraham Lincoln through sculpture is the focus of a new exhibit at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100610/DC19206 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100610/DC19206 ) The exhibit...

2009-03-18 15:24:00

Special programs and films celebrate important anniversary WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives continues its celebration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth in April with special programs, book talks, and films. These events are free and open to the public. They will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. between 7th...

2009-02-02 09:13:00

Licensed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, manufactured exclusively by Henry Repeating Arms, all proceeds to benefit Farmers and Hunters Feed the Hungry BAYONNE, N.J., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A Henry Golden Boy Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative rifle, serial number 6, will be auctioned to mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. MSRP is $1200. The online auction is live now at http://GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=121898115 The bidding ends at...

2008-12-23 11:23:00

Special showing of the original Emancipation Proclamation, programs, and films WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives will celebrate the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth in February 2009 with a special showing of the original Emancipation Proclamation, as well as programs, lectures and films. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., which is located on the...

2008-08-10 15:00:21

One of the last living "witness trees" to the decisive Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pa., has been felled by a storm, National Park Service officials say. The tree, a honey locust situated on Cemetery Hill in the Gettysburg National Military Park, split and crashed to the ground during a severe storm last week, leaving only three such "witness trees" remaining, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. Historians said the tree was only 150 feet from the platform where U.S. President...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'