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Dubuque in Dubuque County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Abraham Lincoln

Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic

— and the Women Who Served —

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2013
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln
Dedicated to the
Grand Army of the Republic
and
The Women Who Served
by
Dubuque Memorial and Historical Assn

Lincoln’s Address
Delivered at the dedication of the cemetery
at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.


Fourscore 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 battlefield 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 cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot 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
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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 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.
Erected 1927

 
Erected 1927 by Dubuque Memorial and Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This memorial 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.
 
Location. 42° 30.313′ N, 90° 40.077′ W. Marker is in Dubuque, Iowa, in Dubuque County. Memorial is at the intersection of Iowa Street and West 13th Street, on the right when traveling north on Iowa Street. Marker is mounted on the northeast corner of the Dubuque City Hall building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque IA 52001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Dubuque City Hall (<i>marker visible on left - northeast corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 8, 2013
2. Dubuque City Hall (marker visible on left - northeast corner of building)
are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa's First Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Opera House (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Francis Rague (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Dubuque County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Methodist Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Five Flags Theater (approx. half a mile away); "Fourth Street Elevator" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Tim Fanning's Log Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubuque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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