Newtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — 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, the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
Location. 40° 16.061′ N, 74° 54.145′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker can be reached from Highland Road 0.1 miles north of Washington Crossing Road (Pennsylvania Route 532). Marker is located at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery Visitor Center, near the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 Highland Road, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Crossing the Delaware (approx. 2½ miles away); A Nation's Signature Event (approx. 2½ miles away); The Growth of a Village Washington’s Crossing and March to Trenton (approx. 2½ miles away); The Durham Boat (approx. 2½ miles away); Washington's Crossing of Delaware (approx. 2½ miles away); Washington Crossing (approx. 2½ miles away); Washington Crossed the Delaware (approx. 2½ miles away).
Also see . . . Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Washington Crossing National Cemetery is located approximately three miles southwest from the location where General Washington crossed the Delaware River. The cemetery is located on land that William Penn deeded to Euro-American settlers in 1698, and was used as farmland for centuries. (Submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.