Abraham Lincoln / They Respected Honest Abe

© Photographed September 1, 2015
Soldiers Walk Memorial Park
Arcadia, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
44.244142,-91.498145 (memorial walkway)
44.244188,-91.497426 (parking lot to access park)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865
16th President of the United States
Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy
of the United States
March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865

GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
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 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.
Gettysburg Address was given
on November 19, 1863 in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Battle of Gettysburg  July 1-3, 1863
The turning point of the Civil War

Commanders: Union - George G. Meade  Confederate - Robert E. Lee
Forces Engaged: Union - 82,289   Confederate - 75,000
Casualties: Union - 23, 049  Confederate - 28,063

THEY RESPECTED
HONEST ABE
Schank family settled in this area 1849

The memorial is located at Soldiers Walk Memorial Park on Memorial Park Drive, at its intersection with South Washington Street / County Highway J and Gaveny Drive, Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612.

NOTE: Soldiers Walk Memorial Park is bordered by and accessible from three streets, northwestbound Reit Lane, northbound South Washington Street / County Highway J, and eastbound Gaveny Road. The park is accessible from all three streets.

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Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. 8 November 1863
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Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. Rathbone is depicted as spotting Booth before he shot Lincoln and trying to stop him as Booth fired his weapon. Rathbone actually was unaware of Booth’s approach, and reacted after the shot was fired. While Lincoln is depicted clutching the flag after being shot, it is also possible that he just simply pushed the flag aside to watch the performance, circa 1865.
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A tribute to George Washington, at the north entrance
to Arcadia Memorial Park.


The memorial is located at Memorial Park.

The memorial is located in Arcadia, Wisconsin.

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