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November 12, 1863
President Lincoln attends the wedding of Kate Chase, daughter of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase, in Washington, DC.

November 13, 1847
Lincoln hears Henry Clay speak in Lexington, Kentucky, denouncing the war with Mexico.

November 18, 1863
President Lincoln boards a train for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he is scheduled to speak the next day at the dedication of the national soldiers cemetery.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

Lincoln Events

  • November 16-18 Lincoln Forum, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 18 Remembrance Day Events, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 18 Open House, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 19 Dedication Day Events, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 19 Lincoln Reception, Wilmington, DE
  • November 30 Lecture and Grand Opening, Mississippi State, MS
  • December 3 Lincoln Lecture, Mahomet, IL
  • December 3 Lincoln Program, Dayton, OH

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