Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg > State Monuments


The State of Tennessee monument is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Part 2 tour map)

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

State of Tennessee monument at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

Tennessee

Valor and courage were
virtues of the three
Tennessee regiments

From the rear of the monument:

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

Rear view of the State of Tennessee monument at Gettysburg

Rear view of the monument

See more on the history of the Tennessee regiments that fought at Gettysburg:

1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment (Provisional Army)
7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
14th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Location of the Tennessee monument at Gettysburg

The State of Tennessee monument is south of Gettysburg on the east side of West Confederate Avenue about 0.85 mile south of Fairfield Road. West Confederate Avenue is one way southbound at this point. (39°49’03.7″N 77°14’52.4″W)