Rutherford in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 have
Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.
Location. 40° 49.544′ N, 74° 6.488′ W. Marker is in Rutherford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Lincoln Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rutherford NJ 07070, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Rutherfurd (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford Vietnam & Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford Veterans of War (within shouting distance of this marker); United Spanish War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherford World War I Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Passaic River (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rutherford.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 490 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.