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

Fourth Michigan Cavalry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the top of the monument where the marker text is written.
Inscription.
Fourth Michigan
Cavalry
Night September 18, 1863

 
Erected by State of Michigan. (Marker Number 885.)
 
Location. 34° 53.761′ N, 85° 15.768′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road, as well as being situated along the side of one of the park's trails. This particular historical marker is the southern most marker found along the LaFayette Road, and is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. 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. 99th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 51st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnes' Brigade
Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 35th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 81st Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the historical monument, looking north along the Lafayette Road.
Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the historical monument, looking south along the Lafayette Road.
Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. Fourth Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the historical monument, with the park trail and then the woods in the immediate background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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