Excerpt from an oration at the unveiling of the equestrian statue of major general winfield scott hancock on the battlefield of gettysburg june 5 1896 our thought to day goes out to the superb soldier his work in battle this memorable field and its many lessons. An oration by henry h bingham at the unveiling of the equestrian statue of major general winfield scott hancock on the battlefield of gettysburg 1896 henry h bingham on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks. Gettysburg national cemetery is a united states national cemetery created for union federal casualties of the july 1 to 3 1863 battle of gettysburg in the american civil war 1861 1865 it is located just outside gettysburg borough to the south in adams county pennsylvania . This copy of everetts oration belonged to major general george g meade the commander of the army of the potomac who won the battle of gettysburg meade was unable to attend the dedication ceremony and noted in his statement of regret read aloud there that this army has duties to perform which will not admit of its being represented . The battle of east cemetery hill during the american civil war was a military engagement on the second day of the battle of gettysburg in which an attack of the confederacys louisiana tigers brigade and a brigade led by colonel robert hoke was repelled by the forces of colonel andrew l harris and colonel leopold von gilsa of the xi corps union army plus reinforcements
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