Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Address by President Lincoln
At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery
—November 19, 1863 —
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field 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 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,
Location. 32° 26.415′ N, 80° 40.811′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Boundry Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Beaufort National Cemetery, shouting distance from the Flag pole, facing northwest. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st SC Infantry Of African Descent (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Re-interred 19 African-American Civil War Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Beaufort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beaufort Historic District (approx. half a mile away); St. Helena's Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
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Also see . . . Beaufort National Cemetery. The original interments (Submitted on December 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Beaufort National Cemetery
National Register of Historic Places:
Beaufort National Cemetery (added 1997 - - #97001208)
1601 Boundary St. , Beaufort
♦ Historic Significance: Event
♦ Area of Significance: Military
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
♦ Owner: Federal
♦ Historic Function: Funerary
♦ Historic Sub-function: Cemetery
♦ Current Function: Funerary
♦ Current Sub-function: Cemetery
The Beaufort National Cemetery is significant because of its association with the Civil War as well as beyond the Civil War era, as the remains
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.