Gettysburg Address No Longer ‘Silly Remarks’ as Harrisburg Newspaper Retracts 1863 Editorial
On Nov. 24, 1863, the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot & Union newspaper disparaged President Lincoln’s “silly remarks” at Gettysburg. Today, the current incarnation of that newspaper has re-examined its coverage of the cemetery dedication at Gettysburg, http://blog.pennlive.com/gettysburg-150/2013/11/lincoln_gettysburg_address_har.html) and has retracted the original editorial written 150 years ago. http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/11/a_patriot-news_editorial_retraction_the_gettysburg_address.html#incart_flyout_opinion
The November issue of America’s Civil War magazine included an article by the descendent of the newspaper editor who published the 1863 editorial.