Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gettysburg Address
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 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 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
Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
Location. 39° 48.668′ N, 77° 13.514′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center, between the main parking lot and the front entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude To Gettysburg / Gettysburg Showdown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Spangler Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Lincoln Statue Dedicated. The memorial was dedicated (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 927 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.