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MEMORABLE SPEECH DELIVERED IN 1863

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On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military        
cemetery at Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, during the
American Civil War,  President Abraham Lincoln
delivered one of the most  memorable speeches in
American history. In fewer than 275 words, Lincoln  
brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public
why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. 

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought some four months
earlier, was  one of the single bloodiest battle of the
Civil War. Over the course  of three days, more than
45,000 men were killed, injured, captured or went
missing.        

The battle also proved to be the turning point of the war:
General Robert E. Lee’s defeat and retreat from Gettysburg
marked the last Confederate invasion of Northern territory
and the beginning of the Southern army’s ultimate decline.       

   

 

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DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTA BEGAN IN 1864

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On November 12, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman
ordered the business district of Atlanta,
Georgia, destroyed
before he
embarked on his famous
March to the Sea.

When Sherman captured Atlanta in early September 1864,
he knew that he could not remain there for long.

His tenuous supply line ran from Nashville, Tennessee,
through Chattanooga, Tennessee, then one hundred miles
through
mountainous northern Georgia.


The army he had just defeated, the Army of Tennessee, was
still in the area and its leader, John Bell Hood, swung around
Atlanta to try to damage Sherman’s lifeline. Of even greater
concern was the Confederate cavalry of General
Nathan
Bedford Forrest
, a brilliant commander who could strike
quickly against the railroads and river transports on which
Sherman relied.


Atlanta’s Union Station Destroyed by The Union Army.


A Bank Lay in Ruins After The Battle and Occupation of
Atlanta.


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THE FIRST STEP TO FREEDOM ON THIS DAY

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On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a
preliminary
Emancipation Proclamation in the midst of the
Civil War ,
which set a date for the freedom of more than 3
million enslaved in the United
States and would also recast
the
Civil War as a fight against slavery.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept
through the central parts of
London from Sunday, 2 September
to Thursday, 6 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval
City of London inside the old Roman city wall. The death toll is
generally thought to have been relatively small, although some
historians have challenged this belief.

The fire started in a bakery shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September, and spread rapidly.

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FORMER PRESIDENT DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

On July 23, 1885, just after completing his memoirs, Civil War hero
and former president Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer. He
served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

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General Grant reading in a colorized photo. Grant was
appointed General of the Army (4 Stars) after the Civil
War on July 25, 1866.

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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx
(October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977)

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