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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

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 4, 2012
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
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dead 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, 1864.
Location. 36° 9.386′ N, 82° 50.23′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is on Monument Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Monument Ave, Greeneville TN 37743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson and Eliza Johnson Grave Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Johnson (about 400 feet away); A Hill with a Pleasant View (about 400 feet
Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
2. Gettysburg Address Marker
away); Greene County / Hawkins County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Classic American La France (approx. 0.4 miles away); McKee Street "Flagship of Greeneville Mayoralty" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. see each marker shown.
Also see . . .  About This Marker. Designed in 1909, this marker is in nearly every National Cemetery in the United States. (Submitted on March 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
The Gettysburg Address marker can be seen on the front of the cemetery office.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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