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Floridian Soldier's Grave

Floridian Soldier's Grave

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 11th Infantry Regiment, Company C. This regiment was created late in the American Civil War, from the remaining elements of the 4th Battalion, and Companies E and F of the 2nd Battalion. Many these soldiers had originated from the Florida counties of Hendry, Bradford, and Jackson. The regiment was present at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox.

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: 5293×3529
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 38°52'33.87"N 77°4'38.33"W
Picture Number: 1065