Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address (HM10P4)

Location: Newburgh, NY 12550 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 30.83', W 74° 0.498'

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November, 19 1863.

— 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 have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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In memory of
Michael R. Maione
1945 - 2003

A noted Lincoln scholar who served as associate editor of the Sentinel in Orange County for several years and as a historian at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. ? He gave several lectures in this area. He received a federal appointment to the Lincoln Bi-centennial Commission shortly before his death.
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HM NumberHM10P4
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Placed ByLincoln Bi-centennial Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 582752 N 4596274
Decimal Degrees41.51383333, -74.00830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.83', W 74° 0.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 49.80" N, 74° 0' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38 Forsythe Pl, Newburgh NY 12550, US
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