Address by President Lincoln at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, a War Memorial

Address by President Lincoln at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, a War Memorial (HM25T5)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.6', W 76° 30.321'

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November 19, 1863

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 at 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 peoples, shall not perish from the earth.
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Date Added Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 7:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 369603 N 4315264
Decimal Degrees38.97666667, -76.50535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.6', W 76° 30.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 36" N, 76° 30' 19.26" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 West St, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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