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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
1. The Gettysburg Address Marker
The original copy of the Gettysburg Address. in Lincoln's own handwriting, which he held as he delivered the address on November 19, 1863, belongs to the Library of Congress at Washington. The text is reproduced here.

The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon 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 here on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it 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 dedicated - 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 of detract. The world will little note, nor long remember,
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what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Erected by Bob and Janet Runner.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
Location. 41° 27.323′ N, 82° 42.609′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on East Washington Row (U.S. 6) west of Wayne Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Washington Row, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (here, next to this marker); Perry's Monument (here, next to this marker); "The Star Spangled Banner" (here, next to this marker); Emancipation Proclamation
The Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
2. The Gettysburg Address Marker
(here, next to this marker); Surrender - World War II (here, next to this marker); Bill Of Rights (here, next to this marker); Statue Of Liberty (here, next to this marker); The Monroe Doctrine (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 22, 2023