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

Gettysburg Address

 
 
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By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription.  Nearby, Nov. 19, 1863, in dedicating the National Cemetery, Abraham Lincoln gave the address which he had written in Washington and revised after his arrival at Gettysburg the evening of November 18.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 49.068′ N, 77° 13.946′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road (State Road 134), on the right when traveling north. Located at the entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Across the street from the Old Visitors Center for Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. 1st New Hampshire Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers' National Cemetery (within
Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Gettysburg Address Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Address Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Address Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall's Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H (Huntington's Battery) (about 300 feet away); Third Volunteer Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gettysburg Address. Library of Congress page detailing the address. Includes copies of the drafts, a photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg, and other background information. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Resource Page for the Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,752 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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