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The Lost Gettysburg Address Presented by David Dixon

     David Dixon earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California and his M.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts. He spent 35 years in marketing with Fortune 500 companies. David published numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines. Most have focused on black history and Union supporters in the Civil War South.
     David’s website is called “B-List History.” It focuses on historical figures who were important in their time, but are all but forgotten today.
     Recently, David published his first book, The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson’s Civil War Odyssey. The biography received widespread acclaim. David has since spoken at the 2016 Sacred Trust Talks at the Gettysburg, been interviewed on Civil War Talk Radio and has made appearances at historical societies, libraries, conferences, and private clubs across the country. He is one of the most popular speakers on the Civil War Round Table circuit.
     David’s book recounts the unusual life story of Charles Anderson, a slave owner who sacrificed nearly everything to help Lincoln save the Union. Anderson’s speech, which followed Lincoln’s at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, remained lost for nearly 150 years until it was discovered recently. A transcript of this speech, along with rare photographs and a hand-drawn map of the Stones River battlefield, are all published in Dixon’s book for the first time.
     Currently, David is writing the first full-length biography of Union General August Willich, a German 48er who distinguished himself in a number of important battles.