State of Florida Monument (Gettysburg)

State of Florida Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: West Confederate Avenue, South of the Biesecker Woods
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 48' 36.43", -77° 15' 14.44"
  • Men Engaged at Gettysburg from Florida: 740
  • Gettysburg Casualties from Florida: 455 or 62%

MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Designer: J.B. Hill
  • Fabricator: Bruns Monumental Co.
  • Dedicated: July 3, 1963
  • Dimensions: Sculpture: Height: 14 ft. 3 in.; Base: 11 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 6 in.
  • Description: Two granite tablet markers, one taller than the other, and a pylon decorated with laurel leaves at the top, all mounted on a three-stepped base. The taller marker has the Florida State Seal on the front and back.
  • Cost: $20,000.00 (July 1963)

MONUMENT TEXT

Text on Lower Tablet
Floridans of Perry's Brigade, comprised of the 2nd, 5th, and 8th Florida Infantry, fought here with great honor as members of Anderson's Division of Hill's Corps, and participated in the heaviest fighting of July 2 and 3, 1863. The Brigade suffered 445 casualties of the 700 men present for duty."

"Like all Floridians who participated in the Civil War, they fought with courage and devotion for the ideals in which they believed. By their noble example of bravery and endurance, they enable us to meet with confidence any sacrifice which confronts us as Americans."

Text on Monument Rear
"Gettysburg Memoril Commssion; Adam G. Adams, Chairman; Mrs. Wilson D. Baker; Paul W. Danahy, Jr.; Farris Bryant, Governor.


RELATED LINKS
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Article Title:
State of Florida Monument
Authors:
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Website Name:
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URL:
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Original Published Date:
June 1, 2021

links to state and national monuments, and nearby landmarks Located at Gettysburg National Military Park, in Adams County, Pennsylvania (rev.6/1/21)
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