Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— 1809 -- 1865 —
Fourscore 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 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
Erected 1929 by National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the The Grand Army of the Republic series lists.
Location. 32° 11.789′ N, 84° 7.736′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on Prison Site Road south of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. This historical marker is just east of the residential area of the village of Andersonville, in a National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps (a few steps from this marker); Father Peter Whelan (a few steps from this marker); Escape Tunnels (within shouting distance Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Lizabeth A. Turner (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on October 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.