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Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery

 

November 19, 1863

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 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 looking northwest across cemetery</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(wide view looking northwest across cemetery)
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries marker series.
 
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);
Address by President Lincoln Marker<br>(<i>view from outside gates  marker right of driveway</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
3. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(view from outside gates marker right of driveway)
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. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Philadelphia National Cemetery
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Philadelphia National Cemetery Front Gate<br>(<i>at Limekiln Pike & Haines Street intersection</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
4. Philadelphia National Cemetery Front Gate
(at Limekiln Pike & Haines Street intersection)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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