Norwalk in Huron County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War Veterans Monument
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
— 1961–1865 —
To the memory of Civil War Veterans of Huron County.
November 19, 1863
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 cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot 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
Erected 1924 by Wooster-Hoalt Woman’s Relief Corps No. 143.
Topics and series. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 41° 14.497′ N, 82° 37.048′ W. Marker is in Norwalk, Ohio, in Huron County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street (Ohio Route 61) and Case Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. It is at the public library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norwalk OH 44857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Preston-Wickham Home (a few steps from this marker); Norwalk West Main Street Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Site Of The Preston-Wickman HomeTaber Block Built 1872 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. E. Lindenau Harley-Davidson (about 600 feet away); Veitech's Market (about 600 feet away); Rexal Drug Store (about 600 feet away); In God We Trust (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwalk.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 179 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.