State of Florida Monument (Gettysburg)
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"
- "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."
- "Gettysburg Memoril Commssion; Adam G. Adams, Chairman; Mrs. Wilson D. Baker; Paul W. Danahy, Jr.; Farris Bryant, Governor."
Artist: Hill, J. B., designer; Bruns Monumental Co., fabricator
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)
Battlefield Location Map