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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 —

 
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2019
1. Address by President Lincoln 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
Address by President Lincoln Marker<br>(<i>wide view • surrounding grounds under repair</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(wide view • surrounding grounds under repair)
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
 
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Marine Divisions Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irvington
Address by President Lincoln Marker<br>(<i>wide view showing nearby cemetery flag pole</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2019
3. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(wide view showing nearby cemetery flag pole)
(approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of Mary Young Pickersgill (approx. 1.1 miles away); 6-Mile Marker on the National Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Citizens of Irvington (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harry Gilmor Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
 
Baltimore National Cemetery Gate<br>(<i>enter here to access marker • up hill and to the left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2019
4. Baltimore National Cemetery Gate
(enter here to access marker • up hill and to the left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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