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

The Gettysburg Address

 
 
Close up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
1. Close up of Plaque
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 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 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 devotion to that
The Gettysburg Address Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
2. The Gettysburg Address Memorial
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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.

Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.668′ N, 77° 13.514′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center, between the main parking lot and the front entrance. 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. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude To Gettysburg / Gettysburg Showdown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
3. Lincoln Statue
Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. Ό mile away); Henry Spangler Farm (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln Statue Dedicated. The memorial was dedicated on November 19, 2009. (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Entrance Sign for Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 11, 2019
4. Entrance Sign for Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
Sign is about 25 yards from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 6, 2019.

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Sep. 26, 2022