—1809 - 1865 —
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
[Plaque] Presented to the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery
Erected 1935 by F. Hiram McLaughlin, Mrs. C. A. L. McLaughlin, and Margaret McLaughlin.
Location. 37° 12.655′ N, 93° 15.136′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of East Chestnut Expressway and Barnes Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Chestnut Expressway. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield MO 65802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Church In Greene County (approx. 1½ miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shrine Mosque (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civil War Entrenchments (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stone Chapel (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Mounds (approx. 2 miles away); Fairbanks Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Tau Eta Gamma (local) (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. The Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. People come together to restore Springfield's oldest African-American cemetery. (Submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Springfield MO. (Submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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