Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th Indiana Cavalry
— McCook's Division —
2nd Brigade - Ray.
1st Division - E. M. McCook.
Cavalry Corps - Mitchell.
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.)
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° 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. 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). 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 is, “7' 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.