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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery

 

— November 19, 1863 —

 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 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
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By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker reverse side
“…to care for
him who shall
have borne the
battle, and for
his widow, and
his orphan…”
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1865
these 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 marker series.
 
Location. 30° 32.773′ N, 81° 43.122′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Memorial can be reached from Mayport NS Drive 0.1 miles west of Jackson Memorial Dr. Located within the Jacksonville National Cemetery on the north side of Mayport NS Drive in front of the Administration/Public Information Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville FL 32218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ultimate Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom is Not Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Seabees (within shouting distance of this marker); Sky Soldiers
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
3. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Administration/ Public Information Center image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
4. Administration/ Public Information Center
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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