Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Presidents

Stock #: 23589
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: Marken & Bielfeld. Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Souvenir from Gettysburg - America's Greatest Shrine. 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 the t field as a final resting place for those who hee 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 consecreate 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 littel 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 pought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remeining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which thaey gave their last full measure of devotion; that we here rightly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under god, shall have a new birth of freedon; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall Nov, 19, 1863. This Bronze Tablet has been erected on the old Wills Building in the Public Square at Gettysburg. In this house, then a private residence, Abraham Lincoln prepared his Address which was delivered the following day when the National Cemetery was dedicated. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is conssidered one of the masterpieces of English literature.
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