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Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery

 

—November 19, 1863 —

 
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
1. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription. Four score 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 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,
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
2. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marker
At cemetery administrative office
shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
 
Erected by Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
 
Location. 39° 21.094′ N, 94° 55.801′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the cemetery administration building at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 395 Biddle Boulevard, Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant John L. Grattan (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Turner Shepperd (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Hatch (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Leavenworth (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry G. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sully (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers Who Died at Fort Larned (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
 
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gettysburg Address at Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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