"God Bless Our County
"To The Soldiers of Florida
This shaft is by a comrade raised in testimony of his love, recalling deeds immortal, heroism unsurpassed.
With ranks unbroken, ragged, starved and decimated, the Southern soldier, for duty's sake undaunted stood to the front of the battle until no light remained to illuminate the field of carnage, save the lustre of his chivalry and courage.
'Nor shall your glory be forgot
While fame her record keeps,
Or Honor points the hallowed spot
Where Valor proudly sleeps' "