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State of Tennessee Monument

The State of Tennessee monument is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (39.817682°N, 77.247896° W; map)

 

The three soldiers and three stars on the monument represent the three Tennessee regiments who fought at Gettysburg. The Tennessee monument was the last of the Confederate state monuments, dedicated on July 2, 1982. 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.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

 

Tennessee
Valor and courage were
virtues of the three
Tennessee regiments

 

From the rear:

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.

 

 

killed
wounded
wounded & missing
missing

1st
Tennessee

6

67

1

104

7th
Tennessee

5

26

20

60

14th
Tennessee

5

25

16

81

 

16

118

37

245

 

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

State of Tennessee monument at Gettysburg
(above) Front of the State of Tennessee monument at Gettyburg - enlarge
(below) Rear of the of Tennessee monument - enlarge
Reverse of State of Tennessee monument at Gettysburg
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