Civil War Institute Director Emeritus featured in story on NBC News

In a story published on November 19 by NBC News, Civil War Institute director emeritus Gabor Boritt was mentioned, as well as his book, The Gettysburg Gospel. The story discussed the what Lincoln actually said during the cemetery dedication ceremony compared to the widely circulated text of the Gettysburg Address.

From NBC News:

But historian Gabor Boritt, author of "The Gettysburg Gospel," argues that a version discovered in 1908 among the papers of John M. Hay, Lincoln’s assistant secretary, is the one from which the president read.

Perhaps the most important difference among the address’s various permutations is the presence or absence of the phrase "under God."

Those words do not appear in either the Nicolay or Hay drafts, but they are present in the three other handwritten copies Lincoln produced for use in fundraising efforts.


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