Clippix ETC: An online picture service of Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse

picture sizes
Florida Confederate's Gravestone

Florida Confederate's Gravestone

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.”

Galleries: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave Markers
Keywords: arlington, arlington national cemetery, cemetery, florida, floridian, grave, gravemarker, gravestone, headstone, military, tombstone, virginia
Photo Location: Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 06/27/2009
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 1/200
F Number: 8/1
Original Dimensions: 3577×5365
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 38°52'33.87"N 77°4'38.33"W
Picture Number: 1067