Monument to the state of Florida at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 3, 1963.
What is it made out of? Select Southern granite.
Who made it? Hill, J. B., designer. Bruns Monumental Co., fabricator.
What does it depict? 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.
What does it honor? It is placed in the area of Perry’s formation on July 2 and 3rd, 1863, prior to the attack of these Floridians on the Union line. In 1965, the monument was partially taken apart and resealed to prevent entrance of water.
How is it inscribed? Floridians 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 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
When was this photograph taken? August 16, 2008.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 West Confederate Avenue between Spangler and Pitzer Woods.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.