Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
Location. 38° 58.6′ N, 76° 30.321′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Memorial can be reached from West Street (Maryland Route 450) west of Taylor Avenue (Maryland Route 435), on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Annapolis National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 West Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Annapolis National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); A National Cemetery System (here, next to this marker); From The Bivouac of the Dead (a few steps from this marker); Annapolis During The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Catharine Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown-Leanos Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharpening Our Governing Teeth: The 1708 Charter of Annapolis (about 400 feet away); George H. Phelps, Jr. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Also see . . . About This Marker. Designed in 1909, this marker is in nearly every National Cemetery across the United States. (Submitted on March 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.