Monday, July 23, 2012

Recent Donation

Reprint: The Address of Abraham Lincoln, delivered at Gettysburg Cemetery, 1920 

The copy of an address from Abraham Lincoln was a recent donation to the Haverhill Historical Society of New Hampshire from Peter Keyes, Vice President of the organization.

Delivered by Mr. Keyes at the consecration of the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on February 14th, 1920, the document contains a quote from the Lincoln regarding dedicating a portion of the battle field at Gettysburg as a memorial and a grave to the brave soldiers who fought there during the Civil War.

We thank Peter Keyes for his especially timely donation as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Ariel Myers, Collections Intern

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