Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry
In commemoration of the
heroism of her sons
September 19 - 20, 1863.
Erects this Monument
Text on Back Side of Monument:
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 the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1050.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.465′ N, 85° 16.4′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). 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 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 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."
The National Park Service also identifies Miller Munchen as being the sculptor of 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 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.