Address by President Lincoln
November 19, 1863
At the dedication of
The Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863
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
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. 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. 31° 19.338′ N, 92° 25.936′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Memorial can be reached from East Shamrock Street near Asphalt Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 East Shamrock Street, Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexandria National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Alexandria National Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 800 Block Main Street (about 500 feet away); 835 Main Street (about 600 feet away); City of Pineville (about 700 feet away); Main Street (about 700 feet away); Intersection of Shamrock and Main Streets (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
More about this marker. Located in the Flag Pole Circle of the Alexandria National Cemetery. Hours: sun up to sun down.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2019.