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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

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 Cosmos Mariner, April 16, 2014
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
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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 these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. 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. 29° 53.149′ N, 81° 18.577′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Memorial can be reached from Marine Street, 0.1 miles south of St. Francis Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the Major Dade Monument, near the center of the St. Augustine National Cemetery grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Marine Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dade Pyramids (a few steps from this marker); Never Forget Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine National Cemetery
Address by President Lincoln Marker<br>(<i>located beside the Major Dade Monument</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 16, 2014
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(located beside the Major Dade Monument)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Major Dade and His Command Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Bakery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida’s First Muster Site (about 400 feet away); St. Francis Barracks (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . .  Saint Augustine National Cemetery. Although the St. Augustine burial ground was not designated a national cemetery until 1881, this hallowed site played a vital role in the colorful history of the oldest city in the nation. St. Augustine was originally established in the 17th century as a Spanish colonial possession. The land that is now a national cemetery was part of a Franciscan monastery, and the southern boundary marks the periphery of the old Spanish-walled city. The Dade Monument, a coquina stone and marble obelisk, was erected in 1844 and commemorates Maj. Francis L. Dade and the men who died with him at the 1835 massacre. (Submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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