Lincoln Bust in Cemetery

On one end of the National Cemetery, you can see a memorial to President Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address. Sometimes visitors mistake this for the original location of the speech platform.

Dedicated on January 22, 1912, the memorial consists of a low, semi-circular expanse of white marble with this bronze bust in the middle. William Saunders, who designed the cemetery in 1863, allowed space for a memorial like this. Bronze tablets flank the bust by Henry Bush-Brown. The Gettysburg Address appears on one side and David Wills' invitation to Lincoln appears on the other.

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