President Abraham Lincoln, a War Memorial

President Abraham Lincoln, a War Memorial (HM20HV)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.982', W 75° 9.321'

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On February 21, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln, journeying to his inaugural, spoke from the balcony of the Continental Hotel, then on this site.
Referring to "the teachings coming forth from that sacred (Independence) hall," he proclaimed:
"May my right hand forget its cunning and my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if ever I prove false to those teachings"
On the hundredth anniversary, this plaque, dedicated by the Lincoln-Civil War Society of Phila. and the Civil War Centennial Commission of the City of Phila., was erected by the Benjamin Franklin Hotel.
February 21, 1961
HM NumberHM20HV
Year Placed1961
Placed BySociety of Phila. and the Civil War Centennial Commission of the City of Phila
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Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486729 N 4422185
Decimal Degrees39.94970000, -75.15535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.982', W 75° 9.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 58.92" N, 75° 9' 19.26" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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