Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
9th Pennsylvania Cavalry
— McCook's Division —
9th "Lochiel" Veteran Cavalry
1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Army of the Cumberland
Text from the back side of the Monument:
Lieutenant Colonel Roswell M. Russell, commanding.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.394′ N, 85° 16.366′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. 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), 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". 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. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (a few steps from this marker); 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this 4th Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Wisconsin Battery (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 Fred Moynihan, and the monument is, “7' x 4' x 12' monument features 2-piece rock-faced base and smooth-faced vertical shaft with unit designation in pedestal and bronze relief panel of cavalryman tending to horse; peaked top."
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 135 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 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 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 October 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.