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New Milford in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lincoln Herm

 
 
North Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
1. North Plaque
Inscription. [ On the North plaque ]
1912
The Gift of
Edward Williams Marsh
Captain of Company –M-Second Connecticut Volunteers
Heavy Artillery
To the Town of New Milford
In Loving Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors
Of the Union Army and Navy
1861 1865
and of
Abraham Lincoln
President of the United States
1861 1865
Besides being in many skirmishes the New
Milford troops were engaged in the battles of
Gettysburg Cold Harbor
Petersburg Opeqvan.
Fisherís Hill
Cedar Creek
Sailors Creek
Fort Fisher

(South Facing Plaque):
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
South Face of the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
2. South Face of the Memorial
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 a new birth of freedom—and that government: of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Delivered at Gettysburg
November 19, 1863
by
Abraham Lincoln

 
Erected 1912.
 
Location. 41° 34.833′ N, 73° 24.734′ W. Marker is in New Milford, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and Aspetuck Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Elm Street. Touch for map. Located at the north end of the Town Green. Marker is in this post office area: New Milford CT 06776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
South Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
3. South Plaque
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Milford (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships Bell of the U.S.S. Pittsburgh (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Milford WW I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Milford Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Site Of Roger Sherman (approx. ľ mile away); New Milford Veterans Monument (approx. ľ mile away); New Milford WW II Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); Bridgeport Wood Finishing Company (approx. 2Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Milford.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
West Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
4. West Plaque
East Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
5. East Plaque
Closeup of Lincolnís Bust image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
6. Closeup of Lincolnís Bust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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