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The Lost Gettysburg Address

Charles Anderson’s Civil War Odyssey

Few remember that two famous orators shared the stage with Lincoln at the Gettysburg dedication. The day’s concluding speech remained lost until recently, when an anthropologist stumbled upon it in a cardboard box at a remote ranch in Wyoming. Forgotten too was the incredible true story of its author, Charles Anderson, a slave owner who risked everything to save the Union.

“It’s amazing that stimulating and informative Civil War books with whole new perspectives keep coming out of the woodwork. This one makes it a pleasure to be a book review editor and reviewer.” – Ed Bonekemper, Book Review Editor, Civil War News

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Mr. Dixon is the finest historian/writer that I have had the privilege of working with in my tenure as an editor and publisher.

Dan Roper, Publisher, Georgia Backroads

Anderson’s saga is dramatic. If you wrote this as fiction, the editors would kill you for going over the deep end.

Rob Tolley, Senior Lecturer, Indiana University East
The Lost Gettysburg Address Book

The New York Times called Anderson’s story, “among the most moving and romantic episodes of the war.”

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David DixonDavid T. Dixon’s stories about African Americans, women, and Union men in the Civil War South are published in magazines and scholarly journals.

Dave earned his B.A. in political science and his M.A. in history at the University of Massachusetts. He lives with his wife Jeanne in Santa Barbara, California.

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