Irvington in Baltimore, 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 memorial 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, the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
Location. 39° 16.867′ N, 76° 40.515′ W. Marker is in Irvington in Baltimore, Maryland. Memorial can be reached from Frederick Avenue (Maryland Route 144) west of McCurley Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located about 20 yards inside the gate, straight ahead as you enter Loudon Park National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3445 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore MD 21229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loudon Park National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); A National Cemetery System (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (a few steps from this Maryland Sons Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Naval Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Our Comrades (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of the Unknown Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Place of Twenty-Nine Confederate Soldiers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvington.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Loudon Park National Cemetery
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