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East Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Union

Peter Chinni, 2005

— Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront —

 
 
Union Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Union Marker
Inscription.  
"We shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving."

Lincoln was committed to the ideals of the country's founding fathers, especially the principles established in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Although he wanted to see slavery contained, during the first two years of the war he maintained that saving the Union was his first and foremost concern. Lincoln believed that the United States was testimony to the idea that people could govern themselves freely long term and that slavery was the antithesis of democracy. After issuing the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day 1863, he transformed the mission of the war from saving the Union to one that also extended freedom to the slaves. Ultimately, Lincoln believed the union of the states and freedom for all were indispensible to the great American Experiment.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
 
Location. 41° 45.932′ N, 72° 39.943′ 
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W. Marker is in East Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and State Street, on the right when traveling north. Located near the midpoint of the the Founders Bridge Promenade over the Connecticut River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 E River Dr, East Hartford CT 06108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Meets Stowe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Founders Bridge (about 500 feet away); William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Recapture of the Connecticut River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford (approx. ¼ mile away); Sophie Tucker (approx. ¼ mile away); Hartford's Isle of Safety (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Union Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Union Sculpture and Marker
Union Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Union Sculpture and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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