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Fort Jackson, Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

102nd Cavalry

 
 
102nd Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
1. 102nd Cavalry Marker
Inscription. Formed 1890 as the Essex Troop of Lt. Cavalry; mustered into the N.J. National Guard in 1893. After World War I service, became 102nd Cav. in 1921. Reorganized 1940 as 102nd Cav. (Horse- Mechanized); mobilized for active duty in World War II and trained here 1941-42. Saw more than 300 days of combat in France, North Africa, Italy, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.
 
Erected 2000 by The Essex Troop because we care. (Marker Number 40-??1.)
 
Location. 34° 1.627′ N, 80° 56.237′ W. Marker is in Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Jackson Blvd., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Dixie Road and Huger Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 77th Inf Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 87th Inf Division (about 500 feet away); 106th Inf Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); 8th Infantry Division (approx. half a mile away); Bridge at Remagen Stone (approx. 1.2 miles away); 31st Inf Division
102nd Cavalry Marker, northbound Jackson Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
2. 102nd Cavalry Marker, northbound Jackson Blvd
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (approx. 1.2 miles away); 30th Inf Division (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Jackson, Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  The 102nd Cavalry Regiment. Motto: "Show 'em the Way" (Submitted on September 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
102nd Cavalry Marker, looking south along Jackson Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 6, 2012
3. 102nd Cavalry Marker, looking south along Jackson Blvd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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