Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
at the dedication of
the Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863.
† † † 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
Location. 39° 36.688′ N, 75° 33.323′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Finnís Point National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Finnís Point National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Finnís Point National Cemetery (about 500 feet away); 1872 Construction (approx. half a mile away); Peace Magazine: † 1904 (approx. half a mile away); Battery Krayenbuhlís 5-inch rapid fire guns (approx. half a mile away); Ammunition Hoist (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
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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 403 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.