Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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
A. Lincoln (1809-1865)
Presented by the George C. Drake Post No. 223, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Wisconsin, to the Northwestern Branch of Soldiers Home of Wisconsin
July 4, 1928
Henry Held, Commander,
John C. Ellicon, Q.M.
Erected 1928 by George C. Drake Post No. 223, Department of Wisconsin, G.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
Location. 43° 1.543′ N, 87° 58.579′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is about 100 feet east of the library building on General Wolcott Boulevard, on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (formerly the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5000 West National Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53295, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Volunteer-'98 (about 600 feet away); Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (about 700 feet away); "Mr. Baseball" (approx. ¼ mile away); Robin Yount (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Aaron (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allan H. Selig (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Also see . . .
1. The G.A.R. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Submitted on November 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on November 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Reading of the Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.