Who was the other orator at the Gettysburg cemetery on the day Lincoln delivered his famous address?

The principal speaker at the ceremonies dedicating the military burial ground at the Gettysburg cemetery on November 19, 1863, was Edward Everett, former governor of Massachusetts and famous orator.

His speech lasted about two hours; Lincoln’s lasted two minutes.

Everett wrote Lincoln: “I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.”

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