1. The Confederacy established a prison camp for Union prisoners of war near
in 1864. It is known today by the name of this small town- Andersonville, Georgia Andersonville. What was the camp’s official name?
2. As primary speaker at the ceremonies in
on November 19, 1863, this person spoke for two hours, after which Abraham Lincoln spoke for roughly two minutes, delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. Recognizing the clarity with which Lincoln conveyed his message, the orator later penned a letter to Gettysburg complimenting him on the "eloquent simplicity & appropriateness" of his remarks, adding: Lincoln
"I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."
Who was this man?
Answer: Edward Everett, former president of
See the original letter at the Library of Congress »