“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Gettysburg Address

Close up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
1. Close up of Plaque
Inscription. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.

We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and
The Gettysburg Address Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
2. The Gettysburg Address Memorial
that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
Erected 2009.
Location. 39° 48.668′ N, 77° 13.514′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center, between the main parking lot and the front entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude To Gettysburg / Gettysburg Showdown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. mile away); Henry Spangler Farm (approx. mile away); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .  Lincoln Statue Dedicated. The memorial was dedicated on November
Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
3. Lincoln Statue
19, 2009. (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016.
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