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The First Memorial:
Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Commanding First Corps Army of Northern Virginia

Gen. Longstreet's men dislodged Union forces at the Devil's Den, the Wheatfield and the Peach Orchard, on July 2. while riding on horseback. On July 3, General Longstreet's attack was fought off with terrible losses after penetrating the Union's line on Cemetery Ridge.

"By the soldiers he is invariably spoken of as 'the best fighter in the whole army.' "- Lt. Col. Arthur J. Fremantle, Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards (June 27, 1863)"

The Second Memorial:
Floridans of Perry's Brigade, comprised of the 2nd, 5th, and 8th Florida Infantry, fought here with great honor as members of Anderson's Division of Hill's Corps, and participated in the heaviest fighting of July 2 and 3, 1863. The Brigade suffered 445 casualties of the 700 men present for duty.

Like all Floridians who participated in the Civil War, they fought with courage and devotion for the ideals in which they believed. By their noble example of bravery and endurance, they enable us to meet with confidence any sacrifice which confronts us as Americans.

From the rear:

Gettysburg Memorial Commssion; Adam G. Adams, Chairman; Mrs. Wilson D. Baker; Paul W. Danahy, Jr.; Farris Bryant, Governor.

Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Directions: Gettysburg National Military Park is located in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The museum and visitor center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97) with a back entrance from the Taneytown Road (State Rt. 134)
Phone: 717-334-1124, ext 8023
Website: http://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/brochures.htm

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