... Its vitality was written into our own Mayflower Compact, into the Declaration of Independence, into the Constitution of the United States, into the Gettysburg Address ...
If the spirit of America were killed, even though the Nation's body ... lived on, the America we know would have perished."
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Image Credits: Public Domain; Print of the painting "Hancock at Battle of Gettysburg" by Thure de Thulstrup, showing Pickett's Charge; Date: 1887; Author: Thure de Thulstrup (1848–1930); L. Prang & Co., Boston; Library of Congress: N.B. The description the LoC gives manages to combine George Pickett (Confederate, leader of the charge) and Winfield Hancock (Union, defended against the charge) into one person, George Hancock; Restored by: Adam Cuerden; The copyright holder of this file, Adam Cuerden, allows anyone to use it for any purpose, provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed. Redistribution, derivative work, commercial use, and all other use is permitted; Attribution: Adam Cuerden; The author died in 1930, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or fewer; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thure_de_Thulstrup_-_L._Prang_and_Co._-_Battle_of_Gettysburg_-_Restoration_by_Adam_Cuerden.jpg
Incidents of the war, A harvest of death, Gettysburg, PA. Dead Federal soldiers on battlefield. Negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. Positive by Alexander Gardner; Date: between 4 July 1863 and 7 July 1863; Source: This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division
under the digital ID ppmsc.00168; Author: Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840–1882; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Gettysburg.jpg