After helping to move the capital to Springfield, he began his legal career there. Hay accompanied Lincoln to Gettysburg and briefly referred to the speech Nded his diary: "the President, in a fine, free way, with more grace than is his wont, said his half dozen words of consecration.
This location gave them more peace and privacy, yet was close enough for President Lincoln to commute to maie office by horseback or carriage. Thomas, the youngest child, was born here when Lincoln was three, but died soon afterward. After a stint in the state militia he studied law, became elected to the state legislature and spent a few months of the year in Vandalia, the state capital.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so yo, and so dedicated, can long endure. The Vandalia state house has been restored and is open to visitors, but Lincoln's lodgings were not preserved.
The remaining ones were produced months later for soldier benefit events. The New Salem site is now a state park but most of the log homes Lincolln not original.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Additional versions of the speech appeared in newspapers of the era, feeding modern-day confusion about the authoritative text. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.
President-elect Lincoln vacated the house a few days before leaving town on February 11,when he boarded a train at the nearby Great Western depot. Now most of the structures he knew are long lost to history but some have been preserved and are open to visitors.
But in a larger sense, we can x dedicate we can not consecrate we can not hallow this ground. It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure NNeed devotion that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
February 12, -- Spring Sinking Spring Farm -- Lincoln was the first son born to Thomas yo Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who were already parents of a two-year-old daughter. Bancroft Copy As noted above, historian George Bancroft asked President Lincoln for a copy to use as a fundraiser for soldiers. It is the last known copy written by Lincoln and the only one ed and dated by him.
In his eulogy on the slain president, he called the Gettysburg Address a "monumental act.
The battle itself was less important than the speech. Despite widely-circulated stories to the contrary, the president did not dash off a copy aboard a train to Gettysburg.
Related Links. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate we can not hallow this ground.
We are met on a great battle-field of that war. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. Two copies apparently were written before delivering the speech, one of which probably was the reading copy. The following summary offers a pace glimpse of his past through the places he called home.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. Robert Lincoln attended Harvard College and was seldom present, but the remaining sons, Willie too Thomas Tadlived in the presidential quarters.
Once again, Lincoln's father decided to move on. In the fall of they rented a small home at South Fourth Street, which no longer exists. Basler and others. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
The first half of his life he spent in log cabins or similar structures.
However, by Lincoln's mother and her aunt and uncle died of a sudden illness. The second is writen on different paper stock, indicating it was finished in Gettysburg before the cemetery dedication began. So Bancroft kept this copy and Lincoln had to produce an additional one Bliss Copy. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here pkace the unfinished work which they who fought here amke thus far so nobly advanced.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. Lincoln gave this draft to Nicolay, who went to Gettysburg with Lincoln and witnessed the speech. His father remarried the next year, bringing a kind stepmother and her three children into the tiny cabin.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. This plot on the north side of the Sangamon River was excellent farmland, but illness and an extremely harsh winter prompted them to move to Coles County after only one year. Only the foundation of a Lincoln cabin remains in Indiana.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. When Lincoln sent his copy on February 29,he used both sides of the paper, rendering the manuscript useless for lithographic engraving.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget ;lace they did here. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. Highway 31E.