This shouldered tablet headstone marks the grave of a Confederate soldier whose remains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery. This soldier was a member of the 2nd Infantry Regiment, Company K. This regiment “mustered in,” during July of 1861, at Jacksonville, Florida. The men of this regiment originated from Escambia, Columbia, Leon, Marion, Jackson, Alachua, St. Johns, Putnam, Hamilton, Nassau, and Madison counties. The regiment was present at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox, Gaines' Mill, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
Popular folklore suggests that the reason for the pointed shoulder, on the tablet headstone, was to “prevent Yankees from sitting on them.”