DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (November 19, 2020) – In Issue 113 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we visit a familiar place in history.

Abe Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, delivered the famous “Gettysburg Address” speech on 11/19/1863 (Stock images)

The Gettysburg Address

– The ultimate unifying speech, without rubbing it in to the losing side. 

The great Kentuckian delivered that speech in 1863 on this day, a bit over 4 months after the bloody Civil War battle at Gettysburg.  He was criticized for the speech’s brevity as in those days hour long speeches were commonplace.

My favorite line of Abraham Lincoln’s address is: “…Government of the people, by the people, for the people…”

A message we would do well to remind our current “politicians” in D.C. – Editor’s Note

Here is a scene of that bloody event by John Bachelder soon after the battle was fought.     

Gettysburg Battlefield not long after the bloody battle (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Click here to read original text of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.