Abraham Lincoln Memorial - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.496 W 071° 03.794
19T E 330086 N 4691617
Quick Description: A bronze bust of of Abraham Lincoln along with a tablet inscribed with the Gettysburg Address is located in Doric Hall of the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2014 9:59:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMN00G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:

A life-size bronze bust of a beardless Abraham Lincoln was cast from a life mask taken by Leonard Volk in 1860. Below on plinth is inscribed the name LINCOLN. The memorial to Lincoln was given by the Massachusetts Department of the Woman's Relief Corps in 1912. Below the bust is inscribed the Gettysburg Address that he delivered at the dedication of the military cemetery in Gettysburg, PA on November 19, 1863. The plaque is inscribed:

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 SO.
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.

PRESENTED BY THE WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS MARCH 1912

Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait

Property Type: Public

Date of Event: 1912

Location Notes:
The Massachusetts State House is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. All visitors must enter through the General Hooker entrance.


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