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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tennessee

 
 
North Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. North Side of Monument
The three figures represent the three regiments from Tennessee engaged in the battle. The base of the monument is a 16 foot outline of the state of Tennessee. The length was chosen respecting that Tennessee was the 16th state admitted to the Union.
Inscription. (North Side):
Valor and courage were
virtues of the three
Tennessee regiments

(South Side):
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.

1st Tennessee - Killed 6 - Wounded 67 - Wounded and Missing 1 - Missing 104

7th Tennessee - Killed 5 - Wounded 26 - Wounded and Missing 20 - Missing 60

14th Tennessee - Killed 5 - Wounded 25 - Wounded and Missing 16 - Missing 81

Total - Killed 16 - Wounded 118 - Wounded and Missing 37 - Missing 245

Present June 30, 1863:
1st Tennessee Prov. 29 officers, 238 men = 267
7th Tennessee 33 officers, 243 men = 276
14th Tennessee 25 officers, 207 men = 232
Total 775
 
Erected 1982 by State of Tennessee.
 
Location. 39° 49.061′ N, 77° 14.873′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary
South Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. South Side of Monument
The three stars atop the monument also symbolize the three regiments engaged in the battle.
Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pettigrew's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyatt's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Line of Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Carolina (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. While erected under the auspices of the State of Tennessee, this memorial was financed entirely by donations, making it a rarity at Gettysburg and other Civil War battlefields.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tennessee Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Tennessee Memorial
Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
4. Tennessee Marker
View of Tennessee Marker looking toward the High Water Mark, where Pickett's Charge took place on July 3, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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