The first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863…
That spawned The Gettysburg Address.
An excerpt of which is:
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this’
Edward Everett was considered a more polished orator of the day… but admitted that Abe had said what he had previously but that bit more succinctly. He had used 5,500!
And let’s reprise my Washington DC piece. Easy DC. Visit http://www.washington.org.