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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

 
 
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription.

Address by President Lincoln
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 for which they

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker
Fort Smith National Cemetery Office in background
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 freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
 
Location. 35° 23.066′ N, 94° 25.688′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Click for map. Marker is along the entrance drive just inside Fort Smith National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Garland Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Smith National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trail of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker); William O. Darby (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam War Memorial (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. New Gettysburg Address Tablets for National Cemeteries To Honor Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Fort Smith National Cemetery. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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