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

15th Pennsylvania Cavalry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
view of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the front side of the monument:

15th
Pennsylvania
"Anderson"
Cavalry

Department Headquarters

Text on the back side of the monument:

The Regiment under the command of Colonel William J. Palmer was attached to Department Headquarters, and was on duty in detachments, on nearly all parts of the field of battle. With General Rosecrans the command moved from the Widow Glenn's and was concentrated at and occupied this position on Sunday morning September 20th, 1863, at 11 o'clock.
 
Erected 1895 by the State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-1046.)
 
Location. 34° 54.95′ N, 85° 16.315′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail, at the western end of the South Dyer Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service this, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on the ridge in South Dyer Field, map site #185". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the bronze relief sculpture of cavalryman, on horse, that is attached to the front of this monument.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosecrans' Headquarters Shell Monument (here, next to this marker); Harker's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buell's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Barnes' Brigade (about 800 feet away); 35th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mark Thrash (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “9' x 6' x 16' high, monument consists of bronze relief sculpture of cavalryman on horse mounted on simple rock-faced vertical slab, which rests on slab base. Inscription and bronze state coat of arms appear on vertical slab."

The National Park Service also identifies Granvile W. Hastings as being the designer/sculptor of this monument.

In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
This appears to be a special bronze state coat of arms for the Pennsylvania cavalry units.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text from the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View of the featured monument and the nearby shell monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
7. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View, looking south, of the park walking trail that the featured monument is located along.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
8. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
View, looking north, of the park walking trail that the featured monument is located along.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
9. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
A distant view of the featured monument being seen up on a ridge in the battlefield national military park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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