Monument

Florida State Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



Florida State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:05:23
1. Florida State Monument
 

Inscription:
Top of the monument reads:

1861 Florida 1856

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
A plaque inside the monument reads:

This monument has been erected in memory of the soldiers
of the state of Florida who took part in the battle
fought here September 19-20, 1863
whether they fell in battle or lived
to render further services to their state and country.


Florida State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:05:37
2. Florida State Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Monument
Level: State
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.2806  W 85° 15.5398. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road .
Parking is available on the west side of Lafayette Road.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (MT-1190) (about 116 feet away) ; Stovall’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1215) (about 238 feet away) ; 104th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-720) (about 317 feet away) ; Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque (MT-1329) (about 390 feet away) ; Adams' Brigade Tablet (MT-1122) (about 586 feet away) ; Bridges' Illinois Battery (USA) Plaque (MT-656) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (MT-657) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Reynold's Division Tablet (MT-524) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Helm's Brigade Plaque (MT-1164) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Kentucky State Monument (MT-860A) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Withdrawal of the Union Left Tablet (MT-425) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Van Derveer's Brigade, Route of (MT-644A) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Walthall’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1229) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Brannan’s Division Tablet (MT-497) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; To Union Left Sign (MT-860A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Open farm field





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1253.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000415.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was erected by the State of Florida in 1912 at a cost of $13,500. The monument is an open pavilion; 18' 8" square at the base, shelters a bronze figure of a soldier at parade rest mounted on a pedestal. Pavilion is raised on two-step base, has three Doric columns at each corner, and features a ball finial atop a domed roof. It was designed by McNeel Marble Co. if Marietta, GA, the sculptor was L. Mihlimm.

The Smithsonian Art Inventor describes the monument as follows:
“(On outside of vaulted roof, all four sides:) 1861 FLORIDA 1865 (Bronze plaque on front face of sculpture base:) THIS MONUMENT/HAS BEEN ERECTED/IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS/OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA/WHO TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE/FOUGHT HERE/SEPTEMBER 19-20, 1863/WHETHER THEY FELL IN BATTLE/OR LIVED/TO RENDER FURTHER SERVICES/TO THEIR STATE AND COUNTRY (Bronze plaque on back face of sculpture base:) FLORIDA TROOPS ENGAGED IN/THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA/SEPTEMBER 19-20, 1863 (followed by a list of brigades involved in the battle) (Bottom of sculpture, proper left side:) L. Milinn/Sculptor signed”. The statue is described as: “Full-length figure of a soldier standing at rest. He holds a rifle in both hands in front of him; the butt of the gun rests on the ground. He has a bed-roll draped over his proper left shoulder and a canteen hanging behind from his proper right shoulder. He wears a hat and uniform. The sculpture rests on a granite base which is situated in an open, vaulted monument. The monument is square and has open columns, three in each corner. There are steps in the middle of each side of the monument. The front entrance is topped by a bronze seal of the State of Florida.”


Florida State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:05:46
3. Florida State Monument
 
Florida State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:04:46
4. Florida State Monument
 
Florida State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:04:46
5. Florida State Monument
 


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This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on January 01, 2017. This page has been viewed 165 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on January 03, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 01/01/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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