Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Union Civil War Monument
In memory of the thirty-two thousand soldiers, sailors, and marines contributed by West Virginia to the service of the Union during the Civil War 1861-1865
This monument erected A.D. 1930 by the Union Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Commission
Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech
November 19, 1863
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 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
The act of Congress admitting West Virginia as a separate state was approved by President Lincoln June 20, 1863
Erected 1930 by Union Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Commission.
Location. 38° 20.157′ N, 81° 36.834′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard 0.2 miles west of California Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Executive Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight (about 400 feet away); State Capitol (about 400 feet away); Booker Taliaferro Washington State Capitol (about 700 feet away); The 35th Star (about 700 feet away); The New Deal In Your Community (about 800 feet away); Thomas J. Jackson (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. Marker is on State Capitol grounds.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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