Over one-hundred fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the "Gettysburg Address."
At a scant 272 words, it has become Lincoln’s most famous speech and is one of American history’s best known as well.
But there’s a lot that isn’t commonly known about the context in which it was delivered, and our Civil War contributor Thomas Martin Sobottke offers these little-known facts.
1. Lincoln wasn't the keynote speaker.