The Gettysburg Address
By: Dylon Cunha

The Gettysburg Address is a well known speech written by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, on his way to the Gettysburg battlefield. This important speech dedicates the battlefield as a final resting place to the soldiers that fought and died. The battle was the largest and bloodiest of the Civil War, 71,699 soldiers from the Confederacy, fighting 93,921 soldiers from the Union. Although the Confederacy was outnumbered, they still put up a good fight. This battle was controlled by two great generals, the Union had George G. Meade. The Confederacy had Robert E. Lee. Abraham Lincoln spoke in two minutes but created a lasting impact on the history of the United States.