THE EVENING POST, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1863, PRINTING EDWARD EVERETT'S ORATION OF THE PREVIOUS DAY AT THE DEDICATION OF THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG.

New York: William C. Bryant & Co., 1863. Elephant folio, 26" x 31". 4pp, folded, disbound. Several small woodcut style illustrations within advertisements. Folds in newspaper, some creasing. Some chips, small areas of loss along fold. Separation along central fold, with several small tears to left edge [one tear repaired with Scotch tape, some text affected but only an occasional letter lost]. Good+ to Very Good.

The Evening Post missed the big story in this edition, one day after Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg Address. It prints portions of Edward Everett's long-winded oration, and none of Lincoln's. Contemporary criticism mocked Lincoln's short Address; Everett gave a two-hour, 13,607-word oration. Many papers carried the dedication ceremony. The New York Times included the entirety of Everett and Lincoln's speeches. This New York City paper, published by William Cullen Bryant, is dated the day after the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. It prints portions of Everett's comments and notes, "The President, Secretary Seward and others made brief addresses."
In addition to Everett's speech, the paper prints the speech of Henry Ward Beecher regarding his recent visit to Europe and the opinions of England's different classes about the Civil War; news from East Tennessee-- "severe fighting between Burnside's and Longstreet's forces," Burnside falling back upon Knoxville; Rebel Barbarity and Murder of Union Men in East Tennessee, with "Several Clergymen Killed in Cold Blood; How to Relieve our Prisoners of War; How to Fill the Regiments; William T. Smithson sentenced for holding correspondence with the rebels; and other war news. Many advertisements are printed. Item #34497

Price: $375.00