Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Address by President Lincoln
At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery
—November 19, 1863 —
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not 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 devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have
Location. 40° 7.628′ N, 87° 34.988′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker can be reached from Blue Star Highway south of U.S. 136. Touch for map. Follow the Blue Star Highway to the South East corner of the V.A. (a.k.a., Danville Junior College) grounds. This is a longer way back into the Cemetery but indeed it is difficult to find due to it being tucked away to the South East. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landing Ship Tanks (LST's) Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alumni who Served in Korean War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln & Douglas in Danville (approx. 1.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.3 miles away); Women's War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Two Trees Reach for Heaven (approx. 2.4 miles away); Vermilion County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
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1. Official Web Site - - Danville National Cemetery::. Many items of assistance can be found here. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Medal of Honor Information::. Lieutenant Morton A. Read recipient - grave site is located in section ten here at the Danville National Cemetery. His Medal of Honor information listed on this web link. (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
I went to the site a couple of weeks ago and the plaque was gone. Unfortunately, the office was not open so I could not inquire. I have a photo if interested.
Editor's Note: Thank you for the update. We hope the plaque will be returned soon.
— Submitted June 3, 2010, by Alan Gornik of Western Springs, Illinois.
2. The Plaque is BACK ..! !
First, I wish to thank you, Alan Gomik, for your valued observations ! !
In this case the plaque was simply out for a cleaning and refurbishing. All is done now and replaced before the 4th of July Holiday week-end. See the attached photo.
Alan, I greatly appreciate your report and interest. If it were not
Always feel free to report and send in photos. You finding it missing was in 'itself' a 'historic event'. (Yet feel free to attach your missing plaque photo. Just up-load by using 'Add Photo'.) HMDB is an open forum that 'needs' every-ones involvement.
Glad to see that all came out well -and- an improvement that the public can be proud to have!!
— Submitted June 30, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 10, 11. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 12. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Alan Gornik of Western Springs, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.