Catonsville in Baltimore 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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, 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, 1863.
Location. 39° 16.606′ N, 76° 42.371′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Frederick Avenue (State Highway 144) and Mallow Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located within Baltimore National Cemetery, near the Outer Drive and Rostrum Drive West intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5501 Frederick Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sixth Marine Division Association Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Marine Division Association Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fifth Marine Division Association Memorial 2nd Marine Division Association (about 300 feet away); 3rd Marine Division Association Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fourth Marine Division Assoc W.W. II (about 300 feet away); World War II Marine Divisions Memorial (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
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