Author David Dixon will be presenting on his book “The Lost Gettysburg Address” at the Old Court House Civil War Museum on September 21 at 7pm. The special program will also include a book-signing session.
Few remember that two famous orators shared the stage with Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The day’s concluding speech remained lost until recently, when an anthropologist stumbled upon it – and forgotten too was the incredible true story of its author, a slave owner who risked everything to save the Union.
Dixon’s book, The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson’s Civil War Odyssey, argues that the three featured speeches need to be viewed as a rhetorical ensemble to better understand the political context of the Gettysburg dedication.
The event is free and open to the public.