Knox in Starke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
“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, shall
[ Signature: Abraham Lincoln ]
Gettysburg Nov. 19, 1863
Erected by the Citizens of Starke County in Grateful memory of the Veterans of the Civil War.
Erected 1923 by Citizens of Starke County.
Location. 41° 17.923′ N, 86° 37.361′ W. Marker is in Knox, Indiana, in Starke County. Marker is on East Washington Street west of North Pearl Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the left of the South entrance to the Starke County Courthouse in Knox, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 E. Washington Street, Knox IN 46534, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Starke County Honor Rolls (within shouting distance of this marker); La Salle in Indiana (approx. 7.8 miles away); Second Principal Meridian (approx. 12 miles away but has been reported missing); Indiana's Fire Towers (approx. 12.7 miles away); Walkerton World War II Memorial (approx. 13.5 miles away); Harold C. Urey (approx. 13.7 miles away).
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 24, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.