Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech
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
November 19, 1863.
(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
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. ¾ mile away); "His recovery . . . is yet considered doubtful"
Also see . . . Confederation of Union Generals website. (Submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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