Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (HM2FDH)

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Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic

—and the Women Who Served —

Abraham LincolnDedicated to theGrand Army of the RepublicandThe Women Who ServedDaughters of Union Veterans of Civil War1861-1865

Lincoln's AddressDelivered at the dedication of the cemeteryat Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.

Fourscore 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 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.
Erected 1929 · Bay City Mich.
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HM NumberHM2FDH
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Year Placed1929
Placed ByDaughters of Union Veterans of Civil War
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Date Added Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 266811 N 4830775
Decimal Degrees43.59345000, -83.88881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 35.607', W 83° 53.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 35' 36.42" N, 83° 53' 19.74" W
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