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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, May 9, 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 these honored
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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. 35° 58.582′ N, 83° 55.626′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Memorial can be reached from Tyson Street south of Bernard Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the north corner of Knoxville National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 939 Tyson Street, Knoxville TN 37917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (a few steps from this marker); Knoxville National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Catherine Wiley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lizzie Crozier French 1851-1926 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Boyle Temple
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(related markers visible on left)
(approx. ¼ mile away); Old Gray Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Old Gray Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  Gettysburg Address Tablets for National Cemeteries. With funding provided through VA's Historic Preservation Office, the NCA History Program coordinated the acquisition of sixty-one (61) cast-iron tablets containing the Gettysburg Address, the most prominent historic tablet found throughout our 125 national cemeteries. (Submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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