The Return Visit Statue, located adjacent to the David Wills House in Lincoln Square, is one of the most photographed statues in Gettysburg. Commissioned by the Fellowship in 1991 and sculpted by J. Seward Johnson, the statue commemorates Lincoln's November, 1863 visit to Gettysburg. The statue depicts "the common man" with Abraham Lincoln, illustrating the relevance of the Gettysburg Address to the present-day. It directs modern-day visitors' attention to the Wills House to reflect upon Lincoln's famous "few appropriate remarks," whose finishing touches he likely scripted at the house on November 18th, the evening prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address.
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