Friday, March 26, 2010

A Unique Recording: A Gettysburg Witness

This is fascinating!

"Jay Allison unearthed a unique recording: the voice of William V. Rathvon, who as a nine-year-old boy, watched and listened to Abraham Lincoln deliver his address at Gettysburg in November 1863. The story was told in 1938 and recorded on a 78 r.p.m. record." Click here to listen to a portion of the recording, courtesy of NPR.

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