Bay City in Bay County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic
—and the Women Who Served —
Dedicated to the
Grand Army of the Republic
The Women Who Served
Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War
Delivered at the dedication of the cemetery
at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.
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
Erected 1929 by Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War.
Location. 43° 35.607′ N, 83° 53.329′ W. Marker is in Bay City, Michigan, in Bay County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (State Highway 84) north of 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is a large metal tablet, mounted at eye-level, directly on the Bay City Hall building, just to the right of the main east entrance, facing Washington Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Washington Avenue, Bay City MI 48708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keit's Florist (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Ten Hours or No Sawdust" Center Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); George H. & Elva Shearer House (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross Country Connections (approx. half a mile away); Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House (approx. half a mile away); Trinity Church/Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • Women •
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