Newburgh in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
November, 19 1863.
—1809 1865 —
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 battle-field 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 can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not 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,
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In memory of
Michael R. Maione
1945 – 2003
A noted Lincoln scholar who served as associate editor of the Sentinel in Orange County for several years and as a historian at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He gave several lectures in this area. He received a federal appointment to the Lincoln Bi-centennial Commission shortly before his death.
Erected by Lincoln Bi-centennial Commission.
Location. 41° 30.83′ N, 74° 0.498′ W. Marker is in Newburgh, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of N Water Street and Forsythe Place, on the left when traveling north on N Water Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newburgh NY 12550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew J. Downing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newburgh's Neighborhood Preservation Began on This Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery Street Station Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.7 miles away); Court House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dedication of Newburgh Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Disbandment of the Armies (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newburgh.
More about this marker. A bas relief portrait of Lincoln appears at the top of the marker.
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