Paper Retracts 1863 Editorial Calling Gettysburg Address 'Silly' Staff
Posted: Nov 15, 2013 9:40 AM
It took them 150 years, but The Patriot-News, based in Harrisburg, 30 miles north of Gettysburg, has retracted their review of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Back in 1863, the paper called the speech "silly": "We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall be no more repeated or thought of."