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Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
Inscription. [Text on North Side of Monument]:

CSA

In commemoration of the
heroism of her sons
September 19 - 20, 1863.
Tennessee
Erects this Monument

Cavalry

[Text on West Side of Monument]:

4th. (Baxter Smith) Regiment
Companies G. And H., 3rd Confederate Regiment.
Harrison's Brigade Wharton's Division.
Wheeler's Cavalry.
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Companies E, F, G, I, H, K.
1st Confederate Regiment, Russell's Brigade.
Wharton's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry.
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[Text on South Side of Monument]:

1st (6) Regiment, Lt. Col. Jas. H. Lewis.
And 18th Battalion, Maj. Chas. McDonald.
Col. J. T. Wheeler's Brigade.
Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
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4th (Starnes), 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Regiments.
And Shaw's Battalion, Dibrell's Brigade.
Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
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2nd And 5th Regiments, Scott's
Brigade, Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
—————
Rucker's
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the statue that is situated on top of the monument.
Legion.
Composed of 12th and 16th Battalions, Davidson's Brigade,
Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.

[Text on East Side of Monument]:

Gen'l Forrest's Escort,
Capt. J. C. Jackson.
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Gen'l Buckner's Escort.
Capt. J. W. Clark.
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Gen'l Cleburne's Escort.
Capt. C. F. Sanders.
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Erected 1895 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1357.)
 
Location. 34° 57.103′ N, 85° 15.59′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Lafayette Road and Coffman Drive, on the right when traveling south on Old Lafayette Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on residential property, on the southwest corner of the intersection, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for a couple of blocks, and just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located north of the Chickamauga Battlefield in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, along the Old LaFayette Road.”. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the north side of the monument.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps. (a few steps from this marker); Armstrong's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (a few steps from this marker); Shaw's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dibrell's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Forrest's Pursuit (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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).”

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'8" square at base and 15'7" high, the monument has a 2-step rock-faced base, an inscribed shaft and
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument.
a crenelated capstone, which supports bronze figure of a cavalryman drawing his sword on a pedestal.”

The National Park Service also identifies Miller Munchen, as being the Architect of this monument.
 
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 April 12, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
5. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the south side of the monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
6. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the east side of the monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
7. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
8. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
View of the historic monument looking north along the Old Lafayette Road.
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
9. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
View of the historic marker situated at the southwest corner of the intersection, looking west along Coffman Drive.
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
10. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry Marker
View of the historic monument looking south along the Old Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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