Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
at the dedication of
The Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863
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
Location. 43° 1.562′ N, 73° 36.906′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Duell Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Saratoga (a few steps from this marker); Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Desert Shield / Desert Storm (a few steps from this marker); Town of Saratoga (approx. one mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of the Taylor Cabin (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Great Redoubt (approx. 1.5 miles away); Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Schuylerville.
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