St. Albans in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
St. Albans Civil War Memorial
Fourscore 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 battlefield 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 cannot dedicate — we cannot consecrate — we cannot 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
.President Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg PA November 19, 1863
Erected 1940 by William E. Clark.
Location. 44° 48.665′ N, 73° 4.947′ W. Marker is in St. Albans, Vermont, in Franklin County. Memorial is at the intersection of S Main Street (U.S. 7) and Lake Street, on the right on S Main Street. Monument is in Taylor Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Albans VT 05478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Albans World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History on the Hill/Leçon d'historie sur la colline (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Albans War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Albans Raid (within Camp Holbrook (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lucrative Trade to Leisure Vacations/Du commerce lucratif au voyage d'agrément (approx. 2.8 miles away); Consuelo Northrop Bailey (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
More about this memorial. The monument uses little carved eagles in the text to denote paragraph breaks, and extra dashes for punctuation. Replaced with paragraphs breaks and normal punctuation as appropriate.
Also see . . . The Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln Online. (Submitted on October 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.