Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
at the dedication of
the Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863.
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 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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 40° 53.407′ N, 76° 47.704′ W. Marker is in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Park Avenue, in the median on King Street. Marker is adjacent to the King Street Park Gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northumberland PA 17857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); The Old Log House (about 400 feet away); Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel (about 500 feet away); Joseph Priestley House (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northumberland.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.