On the day following the Gettysburg dedication, many of the nation’s
newspapers reprinted the speech, along with the one given by Edward Everett.
Reaction to Lincoln’s address was frequently divided along political
lines. Newspapers critical of the President had snide things to say about
the speech’s brevity and inappropriateness to the occasion. Lincoln
supporters, on the other hand, published glowing reviews and noted the
classical elegance and heartfelt emotion of the address.