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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery

— November 19, 1863 —

 
 
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, November 29, 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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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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the National Cemeteries series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
 
Location. 31° 34.819′ N, 91° 23.73′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Memorial is on Cemetery Road, ¾ mile north of Maple Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natchez National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Natchez City Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Jackson State University (approx. half a mile away); Cottage Gardens (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sadie V. Thompson School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Natchez Children's Home (approx. one mile away);
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, November 29, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
Richard Wright (approx. one mile away); The Burn (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Natchez National Cemetery, hours sun up to sun down.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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