Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech

Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech (HM1MK9)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.525', W 77° 11.544'

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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 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
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HM NumberHM1MK9
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Confederation of Union Generals
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Date Added Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312418 N 4412530
Decimal Degrees39.84208333, -77.19240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.525', W 77° 11.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 31.5" N, 77° 11' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 70 Presidential Cir, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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