Philadelphia in Philadelphia 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 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. 40° 3.523′ N, 75° 9.19′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Limekiln Pike and Haines Street (69th Avenue). Marker is located within the Philadelphia National Cemetery grounds, on the right-hand side after entering through the main gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6909 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia PA 19138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (a few steps from this marker); In The Battle of Germantown (a few steps from this marker); Mexican-American War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia National Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.C.T. Burials in the National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village of La Mott (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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