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The Gettysburg Address retold (Video)

By Melissa Bell
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Last Saturday marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's election. Just over three years later, on November 19, 1863, Lincoln would give a speech that has resounded through the years, defining the country that under his presidency had been divided, as "conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." It was a short, sublime rallying point that helped solidify Lincoln's reelection effort the following year.

Animator Adam Gault has taken the speech and reimagined it in an eloquent three-minute video. Watch it here:

If you want more Civil War fill, The Post has launched a Civil War retrospective in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the war. See the capitol as it was when Lincoln first arrived. Follow the timeline of events that led up to the war. And follow the Post's new blog, A House Divided, as it debates and dissects the American Civil War.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 10:03 AM ET
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