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

1st Georgia Cavalry

Davidson's Brigade

 

Pegram's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. 1st Georgia Cavalry Marker
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Georgia.
1st Cavalry.
Colonel J.J Morrison.
Davidson's Brigade.
Pegram's Division.
7:30 A.M., September 19, 1863.


 
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1276.)
 
Location. 34° 55.71′ N, 85° 14.004′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a secondary park walking trail that runs north from the Brotherton Road. This secondary trail can be reached from both a primary park walking trail or a walking trail (not marked on the Chickamauga Battlefield Map) directly off of the Brotherton Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “This monument is located on the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #83". 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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. 1st Georgia Cavalry Marker
A very distant view, looking southeast, along the park secondary walking trail, of the featured marker.
walking distance of this marker. 6th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Confederate Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 800 feet away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bragg'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. 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 marker and the marker'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).”

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a horseshoe carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 7:30 a.m."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
1st Georgia Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. 1st Georgia Cavalry Marker
Distant view, looking southeast, along the park secondary walking trail, of the featured marker.
1st Georgia Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. 1st Georgia Cavalry Marker
View, looking southwest along the park secondary walking trail, of the featured marker in the foreground, and a very distant view of the 25th Georgia Infantry marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. 1st Georgia Cavalry Marker
View of the featured marker, situated in a clearing in the woods.
1st Georgia Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
6. 1st Georgia Cavalry Marker
A distant view, looking northeast along the park secondary walking trail, of the featured marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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