Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th Ohio Cavalry
—Crook's Division —
Long's Brigade, Crook's Division
The 4th cavalry was organized by Colonel John Kennett, its first commander in 1861, for three years. Commanded at Chickamauga by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver P. Robie; participated in all the fighting of Colonel Eli Long's Brigade of Crook's Division, at the Chickamauga fords and about Crawfish Springs, south and east of this point. Loss, killed 4: wounded 9: captured or missing 21: Total 34
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-945.)
Location. 34° 54.502′ N, 85° 16.412′ 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. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3rd Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st 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); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 5th Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away); 10th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 22nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away). 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 that was sculpted by C. H. Niehaus, and the monument is, “9' x 3' x 8', monument has beveled base supporting smooth-faced shaft w/ peaked top. On face is relief of charging cavalryman with saber drawn, bronze state seal, & bronze unit medallion. Base has raised letter inscription."
In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 431 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 12 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.