Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Florida Confederate Memorial Wall

 
Several thousand men (soldiers, sailors, marines, physicians, and chaplains) in the State of Florida's armed forces died from wounds, diseases, illnesses, or accidents during or soon after the "Civil War." They were of diverse races, creeds, and nationalities. These individuals were pursuing the dual, and what they believed to be honourable, causes of defending and maintaining the sovereignties of the State of Florida and the Confederate States of America. Although the Traveling Florida Confederate Memorial Wall contains only the names of those who served honourably and died during the period 1861-1865, the initiative endeavours to pay homage to all of the aforementioned personnel. Therefore, the primary goal of this nonpolitical undertaking is to provide an educational and sacred tribute to these men.
 

History of “The Wall”


One day in 2011, Robert E. Stemple stated that it would be nice to see a traveling Florida Confederate Memorial Wall. Later that day, brother John determined that no such thing was in existence. The sibling then immediately embarked upon an intensive research initiative to glean names for the proposed display. State and other sources provided listings of several thousand men (soldiers, sailors, physicians, and chaplains) in the State of Florida's armed forces who died from wounds, diseases, illnesses, or accidents during or soon after the "Civil War."The aforementioned individuals were pursuing the dual, and what they believed to be honourable, causes of maintaining the sovereignties of Florida and the Confederate States of America. They were of diverse races, creeds, and nationalities. In light of the foregoing, the primary goal of this nonpolitical endeavor is to provide an educational and sacred tribute to this select group.

 
The wall has been completed and awaits it's public debut.



 

Disclaimer


The Florida Confederate Memorial Wall master name listing can never be totally accurate. Our researcher consulted extant records that are sketchy and possibly erroneous; furthermore, and the sources consulted sometimes provide conflicting information. In light of the foregoing issues the founders of the Traveling Florida Confederate Memorial Wall apologizes for any and all name omissions and errors.
 

Acknowledgements

 

Among the resources consulted for the FCMW project, two proved to be particularly valuable. One was the Florida Board of State Institutions' Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil, and Spanish American War. The other was the Broadfoot Publishing (Wilmington, NC) 6-volume Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861-1865 (by David W. Hartman, Compiler, and David Coles, Associate Compiler).






 

Donations


Tax deductible donations to the Florida Confederate Memorial Wall  can be mailed to:
The Florida Confederate Memorial Wall Inc.
P.O. Box 3893
Winter Haven, FL 33885
 

Please put TFCMW in the memo section of your check or note it on the money order so we can keep the finances separate.