Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
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 increased
This stone from the
Battlefield. Presented to
Mount Hope Cemetery by
Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel
May 24, 1959
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 2.364′ N, 95° 44.495′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Markers and Lincoln Monument are in Mount Hope Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4700 SW 17th Street, Topeka KS 66604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Martin Luther (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Munn Pioneer Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shawnee County World War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kansas Army and Air National Guard (approx. 1.2 miles away); V. F. W. Lawn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Topeka Chapter, The Military Order of the World Wars (approx. 1.2 miles away); Northeast Kansas Korean War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.