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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech

 
 
Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, August 4, 2015
1. Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech Marker
Inscription.
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 battlefield 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 cannot dedicate -- we cannot consecrate -- we cannot 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 a new
Bronze Plaque Containing the Text of the Address image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, August 4, 2015
2. Bronze Plaque Containing the Text of the Address
birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

November 19, 1863.
A. Lincoln

(On front of the monument, below the bronze plaque):
Erected to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the greatest speech ever written

Delivered here in Gettysburg by President Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

By the Confederation of Union Generals

Patrick E. Fairbairn President
Robert E. Hanrahan, Jr. Preservation Chair
John M. Hart, Jr. Monument Chair

November 15, 2014
 
Erected 2014 by The Confederation of Union Generals.
 
Location. 39° 50.525′ N, 77° 11.544′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Presidential Circle. Touch for map. Marker is next to the sidewalk out in front of the Wyndham Gettysburg (Hotel). Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Location of Field Hospitals (approx. 0.7 miles away); "The sight of blood never again affected me" (approx. mile away); "His recovery . . . is yet considered doubtful"

Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, August 4, 2015
3. Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech Marker
A wider view, showing its location out in front of the Wyndham Hotel Gettysburg
(approx. mile away); W.H. Monfort Farm (approx. one mile away); Civil War Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chambliss's Brigade (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel Lady Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Confederation of Union Generals website. (Submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on August 6, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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