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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

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By Cajun Scrambler, November 29, 2019
1. Address by President Lincoln Marker
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
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By Cajun Scrambler, November 29, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
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. 31° 34.819′ N, 91° 23.73′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Memorial is on Cemetery Road 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 2 miles 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); Snakes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wharlest Jackson, Sr. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Natchez Bluffs and River Views (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Intersection of High and North Wall Streets (approx. 1.2 miles 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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