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

Tennessee Cavalry (USA)

 
 
Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Monument:

US

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

Cavalry

Text on Back Side of Monument:

1st Regiment Lieutenant Colonel James P. Brownlow,
1st Brigade, Colonel Daniel M. Ray,
First Division, Cavalry Corps.
————
2nd Regiment Lieutenant Colonel William R. Cook,
Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps.
————

 
Erected 1895 by State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1050.)
 
Location. 34° 54.465′ N, 85° 16.4′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), very near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service,
Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
“Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". 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 Wisconsin Cavalry (here, next to this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a monument that was sculpted by Miller München, and the monument is, “6'8" square at base and 15'7" high, the monument has a 2-step rock-faced base, an inscribed shaft and a crenelated capstone, which supports bronze figure of a cavalryman drawing his sword on a pedestal."

In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First
Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 315 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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
 
Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Tennessee Cavalry (USA) Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016.
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