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

4th Ohio Cavalry

Long's Brigade

 

—Crook's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

4th Ohio Cavalry,
Long's Brigade, Crook's Division
Cavalry Corps,


Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

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 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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. 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
4th Ohio Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
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
 
4th Ohio Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
View of the featured monument (far right) looking southwest along Glenn-Viniard Road.
4th Ohio Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
4th Ohio Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
View, looking west, of the monument situated just off of the roadway, near the tree line.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 4th Ohio Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 49 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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