Historic Markers Across Florida



Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Memorial 1861 –– 1865



Marker ID:  
Location: 3rd Street Northeast east of North Cleaveland Ave, Fort Meade, FL
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 27° 45.319    W 081° 47.722
  27.75531666    -81.79536666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMHAYD
 



Text:

In memory of
Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
21 Jan. 1824 - 10 May 1863

Com. 2d Corps. Army of Northern Va., CSA


Graduated from West Point US Military Academy 1846 ⋆ Breveted Major for Gallantry in the Mexican War ⋆ Served as 1st Lieutenant here at Fort Meade with Co. E 1st US Artillery from Dec 1850 through May 1851 ⋆ Resigned commission to become professor at Virginia Military Institute ⋆ Entered Confederate service in 1861 at the outbreak of the War Between the States ⋆ Acclaimed for his actions at the Battles of First Manassas, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.
Soldier • Educator • Christian • Patriot

Erected by Gen. E. M. Law Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans
4 July 1983



(Rear face)

Gen. Jackson died at Guiney's Station, Virginia of pneumonia and complications resulting from wounds received during the Battle of Chancellorsville.
His last words were...

"Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees."

1983 by Gen. E. M. Law Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.