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Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue

 
 
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By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
1. Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue
Inscription.
The Gettysburg Address

"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

Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, circa March 2014
2. Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue
The Gettysburg Address on the base of the memorial
in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government; of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 39° 49.723′ N, 77° 13.858′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is in front of the Adams County Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "uncertainty and dread" (here, next to this marker); Presidents Attended Service Here (a few steps from this marker); Field Hospitals - Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Temples of Mercy (within shouting distance of this marker); Politics and "Penelope" (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (within shouting distance of this marker); "...sights and sounds...too horrible to describe..." (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker.
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
3. Abraham Lincoln Statue
The base containing the inscription of the Gettysburg Address, was placed here in late 2013 or early in 2014. The bronze statue of Lincoln was put in place atop the base in July, 2014.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
4. Abraham Lincoln Statue
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
5. Abraham Lincoln Statue
A closer-in view
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
6. Abraham Lincoln Statue
A closer-in view
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
7. Abraham Lincoln Statue
A closer-in view
Gettysburg Address Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
8. Gettysburg Address Memorial
Reverse side of the base Provided Through The Generosity of The John H. Pinto and The H. Scott Higgins Families John H. Pinto Donna E. de Varona John David Pinto Joanna K.E. Pinto H. Scott Higgins Linda P. Higgins H. Parker Higgins W. Trent Higgins Elizabeth D. Higgins
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
9. Abraham Lincoln Statue
Lincoln holding the Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 21, 2014
10. Abraham Lincoln Statue
A closer-in view
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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