Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 6.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Announcement of News From Gettysburg 
Washington City, July 4, 10.A.M. 1863
The President announces to the country that news from the Army of the Potomac, up to 10 p.m. of the 3rd. is such as to cover that Army with the highest honor, to promise a great success to the cause of the Union, and to claim the condolence of all for the many gallant fallen. And that for this, he especially desires that on this day, He whose will, not ours, should ever be done, be everywhere remembered and reverenced with profoundest gratitude. ABRAHAM LINCOLN