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On 19 November , at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, 17 acres were dedicated as a military cemetery. The keynote speaker stood in the field where nearly 7, men had died and delivered a polished oration for two hours. After the applause died away, Abraham Lincoln, holding two hand-written sheets, delivered these unforgettable sentences:. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.

We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the Nation might live. This we may in all propriety do. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate— we can not hallow, this ground.

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here. It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.


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He was horrified by the crowded, dirty, brutal conditions in the prison and recorded his observations in a journal. Out of a total of 45, prisoners 12, died. He and his fellow POWs, suffered greatly due to starvation, lack of sanitation, and disease. At the end of the war, the commander of the prison was arrested, tried, and hanged.

In the site of Andersonville Prison in Georgia was designated as a memorial to all Prisoners of War. Other U. The Army made it the official bugle call after the war. It is also played at memorial services, the lowering of the flag, and lights out. In the U. Revenue Service was created to collect duties on foreign merchant ships and imports. Responsible for the enforcement of U. Navy in wartime. During the hostilities with Spain, Minnesota formed three new regiments. The 13th Minnesota Regiment was ordered to fight the Spanish in the Philippines while the 12th and 14th Regiments stayed in the United States.

At the Battle of Manila, they suffered a greater number of casualties than all other regiments combined. After the hostilities ended with Spain, the 13th Minnesota Regiment fought against the Philippines in their fight for independence. Fighting broke out in February Although war was never declared, the United States President proclaimed it over on 4 July , but fighting continued for many years.

The war is said to have cost the lives of one million Filipino civilians, more than 4, American soldiers and 20, Filipino fighters. The United States finally granted the Philippines their independence 4 July Cuba, which had been a Spanish colony since , struggled for independence. Spain sent a military force to help the colonial government maintain control. Navy to the Spanish Philippines, and prepared to send troops to Cuba. The next day the U. Hostilities ended 12 August The Lusitania, a British luxury liner, ignored the warnings and left New York. On 7 May , a German submarine torpedoed and sank the Lusitania with the loss of 1, lives, including Americans.

The sinking threatened the neutrality of the United States and promoted anti-German sentiment. Investigation in later years revealed the Lusitania was carrying munitions. The primary causes of World War I, also known as the Great War, were imperialism, territorial disputes and economic rivalries among the Great Powers. After the assassination of the heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, 28 June , Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.