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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

President Abraham Lincoln Signing the Emancipation Proclamation

 
 
President Abraham Lincoln Signing the Emancipation Proclamation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 22, 2019
1. President Abraham Lincoln Signing the Emancipation Proclamation Marker
Inscription.  
[Front]
President Abraham Lincoln Signing the
Emancipation Proclamation


January 1, 1863


[Back]
"The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not a slave on the face of God's green earth."

Lincoln's letter to George Pickell, February 22, 1842


 
Erected 2015 by Linda P. and H. Scott Higgins '67 P'12, Harrison Parker Higgins '12, William Trent Higgins, Elizabeth Drew Higgins.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable EventsWar, 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 January 1, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 50.155′ N, 77° 13.888′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Carlisle Street (Business U.S. 15) south of West Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling south. In front of Stevens
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Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stevens Hall (a few steps from this marker); Eddie Plank (1875-1926) (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower (within shouting distance of this marker); The Office of a President (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg College Rooted in History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); The Founding of Gettysburg College (about 400 feet away); Captain James A. Thompson '40 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Inscription on the front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 22, 2019
2. Inscription on the front
Inscription on the back image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 22, 2019
3. Inscription on the back
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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