Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The bronze Lincoln points with his hat toward the second floor of the Wills House, where he probably finished writing his Gettysburg Address. A late-twentieth-century tourist's eyes follow the President's uplifted hand. At the November 19, 1991 dedication, sculptor J. Seward Johnson remarked,
"I grew to feel Lincoln, the man, the individual.... a person of great dignity and vision.... I wanted him here on the sidewalk within our reach. That's why I have done my best to bring Lincoln to the likeness of life.... to live amongst us and among the coming generations of Americans. We welcome him back here today, to breathe new life into his message of equality and dignity for us all."
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Location. Click for map. Located on the southeast quadrant of the Gettysburg traffic circle. 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. Wills House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Wills House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Wills House (a few steps from this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoever - Schick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); "by the skin of our teeth" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. On the right is The only known photograph of Lincoln at the Soldier's National Cemetery site, November 19, 1863. (Image courtesy of the Gettysburg National Military Park, National Park Service.) Interspersed within the text are smaller photos of The 1865
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