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Bushnell in Sumter 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 Brandon D Cross, February 28, 2020
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 these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
 
Location. 28° 36.427′ N, 82° 12.734′ W. Marker is in Bushnell, Florida, in Sumter County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of SW 102nd Ave and County Road 476B. Marker located within the Florida National Cemetery in front of the Administration and Public Information Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell FL 33513, 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); Florida National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chosin Few (about 300 feet away, measured in
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 28, 2020
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
a direct line); The Americal Division (about 300 feet away); Pride and Honor (about 300 feet away); Retired Enlisted Association (about 400 feet away); Reserve Officers Association (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bushnell.
 
Florida National Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 28, 2020
3. Florida National Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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