• Lincoln’s speech lasted only two minutes, and contained only 272 words.
  • One of the other speakers at the event, Edward Everett, spoke for two hours.

To see copies of the original Gettysburg Address and other historical documents related to that period of time, see the Library of Congress site.

To learn more, see the Gettysburg National Military Park site.

To see original documents from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana, search the Library of Congress collection using the keyword ‘Gettysburg’.