The Tennessee State Memorial is the last of the southern states at Gettysburg to place a monument on the field. It is also the only state memorial built exclusively with private contributions.
Dedicated on July 2, 1982 at a cost of $25,000.00 this marker can be found on West Confederate Avenue.
Three Tennessee regiments took part in the battle & they are represented by the three soldiers etched into the face of the monument. Three stars on top symbolize the three geographic divisions of the state: eastern, central & western Tennessee. An outline of the State is cut into the 16 foot long base. Sixteen feet representing the fact that Tennessee was the 16th State to enter the Union.