The monument to "our fallen heroes" was erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Jefferson County in 1899 and dedicated on June 3. It is a fine marble monument, which consists of a shaft draped with a Confederate battle flag, a wreath of ferns, and a sheathed sword. The monument was erected on the town square when the courthouse was a wooden two story building that was replaced by the current building in 1910.
This is a relatively early monument for Florida. The eulogizing panels found on this monument are among the most profound in terms of expressing the growing sentiment of remembrance and glorification of the memory of the southern sacrifice during the Civil War.
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