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Lakeview in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

4th Michigan Cavalry

Minty's Brigade

 

—Crook's Division —

 
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1. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
Inscription.
Fourth Michigan
Cavalry
9 a.m., September 21st, 1863

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-887.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 58.556′ N, 85° 16.3′ W. Marker was in Lakeview, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Lakeview Drive, on the left when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Cruft's Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); Missouri U.S. Troops Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away in Tennessee); Rossville Gap (approx. 0.7 miles away); Iowa State Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); 27th U.S. Missouri Infantry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woods' Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Osterhaus' Division (approx. 0.7 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Osterhaus' Division (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to James Ogden, the historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, this particular marker, "used to stand in the same area as the
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photo taken from Charles Eugene Belknap's book on Michigan units, published 1899
2. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
View of the missing marker (seen next to the missing Granger's Reserve Corps tablet) from a photo taken from book published in 1899.
Granger tablet ... there essentially at the intersection of the LaFayette Road and Lakeview Drive."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
View, looking south along the LaFayette Road, of where this marker was once situated at the intersection of the LaFayette Road and Lakeview Drive.
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
View, looking north along the LaFayette Road, of where this marker was once situated at the intersection of the LaFayette Road and Lakeview Drive.
4th Michigan Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. 4th Michigan Cavalry Marker
A close-up view of the grassy area at the southeast corner of the intersection where I believe that the marker was most probably situated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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