De Pere in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Address by President Lincoln
At The Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery
— November 19, 1863 —
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
Erected by Presented By James Hughes Jr. in 1916.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
Location. 44° 26.662′ N, 88° 4.223′ W. Marker is in De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on College Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Pere WI 54115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Norbert College & The Packers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin's Maritime Trails (approx. half a mile away); Marquette–Jolliet (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rapides des Peres (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); White Pillars (approx. ¾ mile away); Bernard Henry Pennings (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Pere.
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Also see . . . About This Marker. Designed in 1909, this marker is in nearly every National Cemetery across the country. (Submitted on February 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.