Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Soldier’s National Monument
"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 that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." - Lincoln.
November 19th 1863.
Erected 1869 by Gettysburg National Cemetery Association.
Location. 39° 49.186′ N, 77° 13.873′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the center of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kentucky Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gettysburg Address Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Virginia Wade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); ...broken by gunfire... (about 400 feet away); New York State Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. Fron the SIRIS entry on the monument:
Monument consists of five allegorical figures on a center column structure and a star-shaped base. Liberty stands atop the column, a female figure in Classical robes holding a laurel wreath in her proper right hand and a sword in her proper left hand. Eighteen bronze stars, one for each state whose citizens fought in the Union army, encircle the upper portion of the column. The four remaining
Regarding Soldier’s National Monument. This location is where tradition says President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. Today, scholars place the speaker's platform within the adjacent, private, Evergreen Cemetery.
Also see . . .
1. Voice of America Program - The Gettysburg Address. Within this 13 minute Voice of America radio episode from the This is America series the 2 minute speech is recited in full. (Submitted on November 17, 2013.)
2. Soldiers National Monument. The cornerstone of the monument was laid on July 4, 1865, and it was finished and dedicated on July 1, 1869. Designed by J.G. Batterson and carved by sculptor Randolph Rogers, the Soldiers National Monument stands as a national monument to sorrow. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Soldiers' National Monument. The Soldiers' National Monument is a Gettysburg Battlefield memorial which is located at central point of Gettysburg National Cemetery. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2013, by Donald E Coho of York, Pennsylvania. This page was the Marker of the Week November 17, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 9. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 10. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 11, 12. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 13. submitted on November 22, 2015.