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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Dedication

Gettysburg National Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
A Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adam Margolis, September 14, 2021
1. A Dedication Marker
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On July 3, 1939, during the 75th battle anniversary, over 1,800 Civil War veterans and 250,000 others gathered to see President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicate this memorial. Two veterans, one from each army, lowered a 50-foot American flag, revealing the Northern granite and Southern limestone memorial, honoring those who fought in the war, and pledging peace in the now reunited country. It was the last reunion of surviving Civil War veterans to take place at Gettysburg.

The 75th anniversary celebrated the ability of former enemies to return to the battlefield as friends and countrymen. While the bravery and sacrifice of both Union and Confederate soldiers was honored, the issues at the heart of the war—race, equality, and meaning of freedom—went largely acknowledged.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated this monument saying. "All of them we honor, not asking under which flag they fought then—thankful that they stand together under one flag now."
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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By Adam Margolis, September 14, 2021
2. A Dedication Marker
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marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1938.
 
Location. 39° 50.888′ N, 77° 14.625′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Mummasburg Road, on the left when traveling east. Located in front of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eternal Light Peace Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); General Rodes Attacks (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light (within shouting distance of this marker); The Orange Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodes's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Iverson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The King William Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2021, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2021, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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