National Geographic : 1961 Jun
"It is... for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us... that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth." ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS the battle that shaped your country's destiny When you stand on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg and look west, you see one of the loveliest valleys in our land. But wherever you look, you see a monu ment, or a statue, or a marker, and you think: this was the bitterest battlefield of our most bitter war. This was the ground of decision ... this valley, this slope, this very ridge. There is high history here, and you feel it. Over there, in the gently wooded slopes of Seminary Ridge, Pickett's, Pettigrew's and Trimble's Confederate brigades formed their battle lines. Here, along this stone wall, Hancock's two Union corps licked dry lips and waited. And then, marching as if shell-torn Cemetery Ridge were a parade ground, the Confed erates dressed ranks and came on in the bravest mili tary charge in our history. Here, at Gettysburg, Pa., our National Park Serv- ice has faithfully preserved the "little clump of trees" where that charge was broken ... a place which is held in deepest reverence by America's manhood. And, in this present time of crisis, when free men and free governments stand in mortal danger, you can hear again Lincoln's words-immortal, timeless, -summoning this generation to be worthy of its heritage. FREE CIVIL WAR MAP. Ask your Sinclair Dealer about Sinclair's Civil War Centennial Map. Shows battle lines of 20 great engagements, colorful illustrations of Civil War battles, uniforms and guns. You'll treasure it as a collector's item! FREE TOUR INFORMATION. Let Sinclair help plan your trip to Gettysburg, or other Civil War battlefields during the Centennial. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N.Y. SincIfIr AGreat Name inOil PUBLISHED IN COOPERATIONWITHTHE CIVIL WARCENTENNIALCOMMISSION,ESTABLISHEDBY ACTOF CONGRESSTO INCREASEAWARENESSOF OUR HISTORICALHERITAGE-THE MENAND EVENTSWHICHSHAPEDOURNATION'SGROWTH.