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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery

— November 19, 1863 —

Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription.  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
Marker in Finn’s Point National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Finn’s Point National Cemetery
The oblisk of the Confederate Monument can be seen in the background.
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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, 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the National Cemeteries series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
Location. 39° 36.688′ N, 75° 33.323′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Finn’s Point National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Finn’s Point National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Finn’s Point National Cemetery (about 500 feet away); 1872 Construction (approx. half a mile away); Peace Magazine:   1904
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(approx. half a mile away); Battery Krayenbuhl’s 5-inch rapid fire guns (approx. half a mile away); Ammunition Hoist (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. the relationship, see markers shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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