Address by President Lincoln
At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery
— November 19, 1863 —
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 we take increased
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 32° 20.903′ N, 85° 1.321′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Memorial is on James Cantey Boulevard east of Alabama Route 165, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veteran Memorials at Fort Mitchell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asbury School and Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Cantey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Creek Trail of Tears (approx. ¼ mile away); The Creeks Today (approx. ¼ mile away); Removal of the Creeks (approx. ¼ mile away); Creek Towns (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
Regarding Address by President Lincoln. A version of this marker is commonly present at National
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