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Mr. Lincoln’s November 1863 Trip to Gettysburg
All-Day Tour

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Code: 1ND009

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Invited to make a few remarks at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, President Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg on Nov. 18, 1863.

He was there less than 24 hours but it was destined to be one of the most important trips he would make. It was then that he gave the great Gettysburg Address—a speech with fewer than 280 words delivered in a little over two minutes.

On this daylong program, walk with Civil War historian Ed Bearss in the footsteps of the Great Emancipator during his hours in Gettysburg, from the Gettsyburg Presbyterian Church where he chatted with a local Civil War hero, to Evergreen Cemetery, where he addressed the crowd.

Lunch is included at the Dobbin House Tavern.

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. by bus from the Holiday Inn Capitol at 550 C St., S.W., with a stop at the Urbana carpool lot, I-270 and Rte. 80, at about 8:55 a.m.


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Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at
550 C Street, S.W. (corner of 6th & C Sts.)
Fringe stop: I-270, Exit 26 Urbana Carpool lot