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

Florida

 
 
Florida Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Florida Memorial
The memorial was designed by J.D. Hill, who also worked on the South Carolina Memorial at Gettysburg.
Inscription. (Front Side): 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.

(Back Side):
Gettysburg Memorial
Commission
Adam G. Adams Chairman
Mrs. Wilson L. Baker
Paul W. Danahy, Jr.
Farris Bryant, Governor

 
Erected 1963 by State of Florida.
 
Location. 39° 48.606′ N, 77° 15.242′ 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 Ridge, just south of the Spangler's Woods section, 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. Anderson's Division (within shouting distance
Front Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Front Side Inscription
of this marker); Wilcox's Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Kemper's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Armistead's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd Maine Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Forgotten Floridians at Gettysburg. Article by Jim Studnicki. The Floridians were at the center of two days of heavy fighting. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Florida State Monument. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. Back Inscription
Florida Seal at the Top of the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
4. Florida Seal at the Top of the Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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