Mount Carmel in Wabash County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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 battlefield 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 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 dead we take increased
Erected 1929 by T.S. Bowers Woman's Relief Corps No. 292 Department of Illinois.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address series lists.
Location. 38° 24.574′ N, 87° 45.67′ W. Marker is in Mount Carmel, Illinois, in Wabash County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Marker is located near First Mid Bank & Trust. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 W 4th St, Mount Carmel IL 62863, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Wabash (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyles Station, Indiana (approx. 6.2 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Lyles Station Judge William Prince (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana); Civil War Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana); Gibson County American Revolution Honor Roll (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana); Gibson County World Wars I and II Honor Roll (approx. 11.1 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Carmel.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.