Abraham Lincoln – Finn's Point National Cemetery - Pennsville, NJ
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In November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Since then, every National Battlefield associated with the Civil War has a copy of it etched in stone.
Waymark Code: WMDF7X
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 01/07/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This marker is located right off a small turn about/circle/rotary. There stands a black marker inscribed with the words from Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. Considering this historical nature and history of this cemetery with regards to the Civil War, it is quite appropriate that his historical marker be erected here, in his honor, and to mark the solemnity of this site.

The text of the monument reads:

 Address By President Lincoln
At The Dedication Of
The Gettysburg National Cemetery
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 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.

Finns Point National Cemetery 454 Ft. Mott Road Pennsville, NJ 08070

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