Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lost Speech

Its amazing what Civil War connections one finds.  We stopped at a rest area near Bloomington and found this little marker.  Bloomington is where Lincoln gave his Lost Speech, so named because no text of the speech exists.  I wonder if its the only such speech of his.  Also it seems incredible that there is no record of what he said.  I bet somewhere there is a grad student researching this very speech, trying to find some sort of text of it somewhere.  This concludes my series of Lincoln posts from our summer vacation.

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