Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue
"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
November 19, 1863
Location. 39° 49.723′ N, 77° 13.858′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Memorial is in front of the Adams County Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "uncertainty and dread" (here, next to this marker); Presidents Attended Service Here (a few steps from this marker); Field Hospitals - Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Temples of Mercy (within shouting distance of this marker); Politics and "Penelope" (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” "...sights and sounds...too horrible to describe..." (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The base containing the inscription of the Gettysburg Address, was placed here in late 2013 or early in 2014. The bronze statue of Lincoln was put in place atop the base in July, 2014.
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
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