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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan (sixth from left) and his Union troops at Sharpsburg following the battle of Antietam, Maryland, October 3, 1862. (Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Abraham Lincoln

Seven score and 10 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.