Abraham Lincoln - The Gettysburg Address - Macomb, IL
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N 40° 27.627 W 090° 40.290
15T E 697427 N 4481468
Quick Description: Appropriate for a Civil War monument
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 4:37:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMKMDR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of statue: McDonough County
Location of statue: N. Lafayette St. side, Chandler park, Macomb
Artist: Unknown
Erected by: Comrade C. V. CHANDLER, of the 78th ILL. Vol's.

Monument text:
(Column front):

In memory of the Men of McDonough County, who voluntarily offered and freely gave their lives.
"That Government of the People,
By the people, and for the people
Shall not perish from the Earth."

(Column left):

(Column right):

(Column rear):
Erected by comrade
of the 78th ILL. Vol's.

"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." ~ Abraham Lincoln - November 19, 1863

Proper Description:
"Figure of a Civil War soldier standing at parade rest. He wears a uniform consisting of a long coat, a cape buttoned at the top and a cap. The mustached figure holds the barrel of a rifle with both hands. The butt of the gun rests in front of his proper right foot. His proper left foot is forward and bent at the knee. On the shaft supporting the figure, there are two areas of inscriptions and garlands on each side. The lower portion has shield-like shapes containing images of crossed-swords, a flag, an eagle, and others. The figure and shaft rest on a platform with three steps." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

N. Lafayette St., Chandler Park, Macomb, IL

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