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

3rd Ohio Cavalry

Long's Brigade

 

—Crook's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 3rd Ohio Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Top Front Side of the Monument:

3rd Ohio Cavalry

Text on the Bottom Front Side of the Monument:

Long's Brigade - Crook's Division
Cavalry Corps


Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Seidel commanding, crossed the Tennessee River at Bridgeport, September 2nd, 1863, crossing Sand Mountain, September 3rd, and Lookout Mountain, September 9th, engaging the enemy's Cavalry the same day near Alpine, and driving them toward Rome.

September 13th, participated in reconnaissance toward LaFayette, developing the enemy in force. From September 14th to September 19th, held Dougherty's Gap.

September 19th, engaged in holding fords of the Chickamauga.

September 20th, was engaged with the enemy's cavalry and infantry, near Crawfish Springs, in guarding trains.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-944.)
 
Location. 34° 54.486′ N, 85° 16.406′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 3rd Ohio Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
. 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), very near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Indiana Infantry (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
3rd Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 3rd Ohio Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
that was sculpted by C. H. Niehaus, and the monument is, “8' x 3' x 8'6", the monument has rock-faced base supporting curved-top slab with relief of cavalryman leading a charge on its face. Unit information appears in raised letters on base & above relief."

In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "In 1966, this monument was moved 646 feet to the east side of Wilder's Brigade Monument to in advance of a road project that never happened. In 2002, it was returned to its original position."

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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
 
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 September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
3rd Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 3rd Ohio Marker
View of the monument looking southwest along Glenn-Viniard Road.
3rd Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 3rd Ohio Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
3rd Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 3rd Ohio Marker
View, looking west, of the monument situated just off of the roadway, near the tree line.
3rd Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 3rd Ohio Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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