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“Four score and seven...”

 
 
"Four score and seven..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
1. "Four score and seven..." Marker
Inscription. The rare image reproduced at right, courtesy of William A. Frassanito, Gettysburg Then & Now (Thomas Publications), is one of only 9 photos known to have been taken of the dedication ceremonies in Gettysburg on Nov. 19, 1863, during which Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address.

Recorded by Peter Weaver from the back of the Wm. Duttera house (which stood here in 1863), this photograph depicts the crowds in the distant National Cemetery. Note the tall flagpole in the National Cemetery (center), with the distinctive gatehouse of adjoining Evergreen Cemetery appearing to the far left. Visible in the foreground is one of the "parking lots" for the ceremonies that day, as well as an excavated area most likely related to Duttera's brickmaking business.

The accompanying drawing portrays the Duttera house. Note the Confederate artillery shell which lodged in the second story of the building during the battle.

Photo copyright William A Frassanito. Drawing by Peggy Magaldi.
 
Location. 39° 49.175′ N, 77° 14.058′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15) 0 miles north of Culp Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Closeup of Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
2. Closeup of Marker Photo
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Culp Brothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Two Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Better Than a Tent... (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Great Peace Jubilee" (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 136th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); July 1, 1863 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
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"Four score and seven..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2014
3. "Four score and seven..." Marker
Gettysburg Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 6, 2014
4. Gettysburg Markers
The "Four score and seven..." marker is one of two found at this location. It can be seen on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,456 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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