And how was this address covered by the Army & Navy Journal, then just a few months old? At right is a slice of the front page of our Nov. 21, 1863, edition.
No fuller account of the dedication subsequently appeared in the Journal, although there was a brisk debate carried over several issues of the proper place for a memorial to the Regular Army soldiers who fell in the battle.
And in January 1864, Little, Brown, advertised a pamphlet containing a transcript of “Mr. Everett’s Address” with “an account of the Ceremony of Dedication, with President Lincoln’s remarks and the other exercises of the occasion.” The publication was apparently sold for 87 cents, with proceeds to go to the Cemetery Monument Fund.