19 November 2010

The Right Place At The Right Time - A Witness To Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

The words of the Gettysburg Address on the plaque was (probably) taken at the New Albany National Cemetery in Floyd Co., IN.

William McDougall (1822-1905), a Canadian politician, was present during the original Gettysburg Address given by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863.

William McDougall was the father-in-law of Jane Howard. Jane was also the first cousin of my 2nd great-grandmother, Mary Agnes Kennedy.

Update:  The National Archives site has a rare photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg here.

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