AP freelancer Joseph Ignatius Gilbert was moved by Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
November 18, 2013 | 4:38 p.m. CSTThis circa 1863 image made available by the Gilbert-Molloy-McHenry Archive shows Joseph Ignatius Gilbert. On Nov. 19, 1863, the 21-year-old Associated Press freelancer was standing next to a platform overlooking the still-ravaged battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa. Towering above him was Abraham Lincoln. "Fascinated by Lincoln's intense earnestness and depth of feeling, I unconsciously stopped taking notes," Gilbert would recall decades later, "and looked up at him just as he glanced from his manuscript with a faraway look in his eyes as if appealing from the few thousands before him to the invisible audience of countless millions whom his words were to reach."
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