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Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tennessee Cavalry (CSA)

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Inscription. [Text on North Side of Monument]:

CSA

In commemoration of the
heroism of her sons
September 19 - 20, 1863.
Tennessee
Erects this Monument

Cavalry

[Text on West Side of Monument]:

4th. (Baxter Smith) Regiment
Companies G. And H., 3rd Confederate Regiment.
Harrison's Brigade Wharton's Division.
Wheeler's Cavalry.
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Companies E, F, G, I, H, K.
1st Confederate Regiment, Russell's Brigade.
Wharton's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry.
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[Text on South Side of Monument]:

1st (6) Regiment, Lt. Col. Jas. H. Lewis.
And 18th Battalion, Maj. Chas. McDonald.
Col. J. T. Wheeler's Brigade.
Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
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4th (Starnes), 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Regiments.
And Shaw's Battalion, Dibrell's Brigade.
Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
—————
2nd And 5th Regiments, Scott's
Brigade, Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
—————
Rucker's
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the statue that is situated on top of the monument.
Legion.
Composed of 12th and 16th Battalions, Davidson's Brigade,
Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.

[Text on East Side of Monument]:

Gen'l Forrest's Escort,
Capt. J. C. Jackson.
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Gen'l Buckner's Escort.
Capt. J. W. Clark.
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Gen'l Cleburne's Escort.
Capt. C. F. Sanders.
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Erected by the State of Tennessee.
 
Location. 34° 57.103′ N, 85° 15.59′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Lafayette Road and Coffman Drive, on the right when traveling south on Old Lafayette Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located on residential property, on the southwest corner of the intersection, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for a couple of blocks, and just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Tennessee Regiment & 18th Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Calvalry Corps.
Tennessee Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the north side of the monument.
(a few steps from this marker); Armstrong's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (a few steps from this marker); Shaw's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dibrell's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Forrest's Pursuit (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Tennessee Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
5. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the south side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
6. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the east side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
7. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
8. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
View of the historic monument looking north along the Old Lafayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
9. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
View of the historic marker situated at the southwest corner of the intersection, looking west along Coffman Drive.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
10. Tennessee Cavalry Marker
View of the historic monument looking south along the Old Lafayette Road.
 
 
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