Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—1809 -- 1865 —
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 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
Erected 1929 by National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Location. 32° 11.789′ N, 84° 7.736′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Prison Site Road south of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is just east of the residential area of the village of Andersonville, in a National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps (a few steps from this marker); Father Peter Whelan (a few steps from this marker); Escape Tunnels (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhode Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Lizabeth A. Turner (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Barton (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on October 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.