Coast Defenses of Pensacola, US Army

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COAST DEFENSES OF PENSACOLA, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Coast Defenses of Pensacola, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Gules a Eagle displayed Or.
Crest: an arm vested azure holding a torch.
Motto: Fides ultra finem = Faithfulness beyond the end.

Origin/meaning

The Coat of Arms symbolises Fort Pickens, the main fortification of the Coastal Defenses of Pensacola. This was the only place within the boundaries of the Confederacy where the Union Flag flew during the whole Civil War.

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Literature: Coast Artillery Journal Vol 59 (August 1923)