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Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln

 

1809 -- 1865

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
1. Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription. Fourscore 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 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
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
2. Gettysburg Address Marker
View of the monument that has both the plaque for the Gettysburg Address (on left) and the plaque for the Memorial Day Order (on right) affixed to it.
freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
 
Erected 1929 by National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Location. 32° 11.789′ N, 84° 7.736′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Prison Site Road south of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is just east of the residential area of the village of Andersonville, in a National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps (a few steps from this marker); Father Peter Whelan (a few steps from this marker); Escape Tunnels (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Lizabeth A. Turner (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
3. Gettysburg Address Marker
View of the historical marker on the right side of the picture with additional markers and memorials in the left/center background.
Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
4. Gettysburg Address Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground with several of the Andersonville monuments and memorials in the distant center/right background.
 
 
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