Abraham Lincoln's 272-word dedication at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863 is remembered as one of the most important speeches in history. Allen C. Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era and the director of the Civil War Era Program at Gettysburg College, examined the elements that help to make the Gettysburg Address so memorable, July 30, 2014, as part of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions summer lecture series.