Most of us grew up picturing the Gettysburg Address being given at a big, formal event with a stage and a bunch of pomp and circumstance.  Quite the opposite is the case, as we see in this photo that captures the moment Lincoln began giving his short speech.  He is right in the center toward the top, on the ground, facing the troops, without his hat.  What an amazing photo!  


Most all camps had a few resident "mascots" as you see here.  Oftentimes, these dogs would be there as a result of simply following their owners after they enlisted. 

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20 Stunning Photos from the Civil War