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

4th Indiana Cavalry

Ray's Brigade

 

—McCook's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 4th Indiana Cavalry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

4th Regiment Indiana Cavalry.
2nd Brigade - Ray.
1st Division - E. M. McCook.
Cavalry Corps - Mitchell.


Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
to Her
Fourth Regiment Cavalry.
Lieutenant Colonel John T. Deweese, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Ray).
First Division (E. M. McCook).
Cavalry Corps (Mitchell).

On the 19th of September, 1863, this Regiment when guarding the supply trains about one mile from Stevens' Gap, had a spirited skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, repulsing it and bringing the train through.
On Sunday morning, the 20th, the Regiment with its Brigade was in line of battle near Crawfish Springs, and skirmished with the enemy until 4 p.m., when it was ordered to fall back by the Dry Valley Road.
 
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-769.)
 
Location. 34° 54.418′ N, 85° 16.381′ 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 4th Indiana Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
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, “Monument located within 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. 2nd Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (a few steps from this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder´s Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (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 is, “7'
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 4th Indiana Cavalry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
x 7' x 11', the monument has three-step, rock-faced base with inscription on top step. Tapered shaft is rock faced and incorporates bronze state seal. Cornice and rounded capstone, with stone eagle on top."

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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
4th Indiana Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 4th Indiana Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
4th Indiana Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 4th Indiana Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
4th Indiana Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 4th Indiana Cavalry Marker
View of the back side of the monument, looking northeast along the Glenn-Viniard Road, with a distant view of the Wilder Tower in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 4th Indiana Cavalry 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 121 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 1, 2016.
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