State of Tennessee Monument (Gettysburg)
Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Location: West Confederate Avenue
Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 3.72", -77° 14' 52.44"
- "Valor and courage were virtues of the three Tennessee regiments"
- (Back) "The Volunteer State. This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the men who served in the 1st (PACS), 7th and 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiments, Archer's Brigade, Heth's Division, Third Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia."
- "They fought and died for their convictions, performing their duty as they understood it."
- (Table of Unit Casualties)
- "Present June 30, 1863:
- 1st Tennessee Prov. 29 officers, 238 men = 267;
- 7th Tennessee 33 officers, 243 men = 276;
- 14th Tennessee 25 offices, 207 men = 232;
- Total 775"
Artist: Decherd Marble and Granite Company, Inc., fabricator.
Dedicated: July 2, 1982
Dimensions: Sculpture: 8 ft. 4 in. x 10 ft. x 10.5 in.; Base: 9 in. x 16 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. 9 in.
Description: Vertical, rectangular marker stands on a rectangular base. A thin form between the sculpture and base is cut into the shape of the State of Tennessee. Two uniformed soldiers are incised on the front face. They carry a State flag and the figure on the right is looking behind him and beckoning with his proper left upraised arm.
Cost: $25,000.00 (July 1982)
Remarks: The three soldiers and three stars on the monument represent the three Tennessee regiments who fought at Gettysburg. The Tennessee monument is the last of the Confederate state monuments, it is the only one paid for entirely by private donations. It stands atop a base bearing the outline of the state whose 16 foot length represents Tennessee as the 16th state of the Union.
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