The Lost Gettysburg Address

Learn about Charles Anderson and his forgotten Gettysburg Address on Wednesday, May 10, at Mentor Public Library.

Learn about Charles Anderson and his forgotten Gettysburg Address on Wednesday, May 10, at Mentor Public Library.

President Abraham Lincoln shared the stage with two other speakers the day he gave his famed Gettysburg Address.

The keynote speaker, Edward Everett—a renowned orator who served as the president of Harvard, ambassador to Britain, senator, and governor of Massachusetts during his life—spoke for more than two hours.

But the third speaker, Charles Anderson, is rarely discussed even though he later became the governor of Ohio. Anderson is a fascinating figure: born on a plantation in Kentucky but fought (and nearly died) for the Union at the Battle of Stones River.

You can learn more about Anderson and his address during the Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War program at noon on Wednesday, May 10, at our Main Branch. The speaker will be an expert from James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

The talk is free and open to all.

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