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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Major General David Lang

The Adjutant General of Florida (1885-1894)

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
1. Major General David Lang Marker
Inscription. David Lang was born on May 9, 1838 in Camden County, Georgia. After graduating from the Georgia Military Academy in 1857, he moved to Florida and worked as a surveyor for Suwannee County. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a private and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Florida Infantry. He commanded the Florida Brigade (2nd, 5th, and 8th regiments) at the battle of Gettysburg, PA, (July 1-3, 1863), including Pickett's Charge, where the brigade suffered 43% casualties. Lang surrendered at Appomattox with the brigade. After the war he married Mary Campbell, with whom he had four children. He worked as a civil engineer before being appointed Adjutant General of the State Militia (1885-1894). When Florida got a new constitution in 1885, Lang asked the legislature for changes in militia law, including increased funding for training camps, provided U.S. Army pay scales for militiamen on active duty and established tougher controls over militia units. He established the Florida State Troops as the official State military force and organized the first statewide summer encampment. After serving as the private secretary for Governors Mitchell and Bloxham, Lang died on December 13, 1917.
Florida Heritage Landmark

 
Erected 1999 by the Florida
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By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
2. Major General David Lang Grave & Marker
National Guard, the Department of Military Affairs, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-407.)
 
Location. 30° 26.578′ N, 84° 17.164′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 162 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prince And Princess Murat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Florida State University Campus (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leon County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article - David Lang (Civil War). (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
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By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
3. Major General David Lang Marker area
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4. Major General David Lang
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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