Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1st Ohio Cavalry
—Crook's Division —
Lieutenant Colonel Valentine Cupp, Commanding
Text on the Bottom Front Side of the Monument:
Re-enlisted, January 4th 1864.
Mustered out, Hilton Head, South Carolina, September 13th, 1866
Crossed Lookout Mountain with the advance of the right wing of the Army September 9th, 1863. Fought at Alpine September 10th, pushing the enemy through Broomtown Valley, September 13th, reconnoitered toward LaFayette: found General General Bragg's Army in force. Re-crossed Lookout, marched down McLemore's Cove, and fought at Glass' Mill on the right of the Federal Army. September 20th, about 4 miles Southwest from this ground.
Lieutenant Colonel Valentine Cupp killed.
Company B. Captain G.F. Conn.
Company D. Lieutenant J.W. Kirkendall.
Company E. Lieutenant
Company F. Captain L. Pickering.
Company G. Captain J.C. Frazenberger.
Company H. Lieutenant D. Roush.
Company I. Captain J.P. Rea.
Company K. Captain W.H. Woodlief.
Company L. Captain J.D. Barker.
Company M. Lieutenant W.L. Curry.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-943.)
Location. 34° 54.471′ N, 85° 16.404′ 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 located within the Chickamauga Battlefield west of the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this 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); 4th Ohio Cavalry (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 that was sculpted by W. H. Beattie and C. H. Niehaus, and the monument is, “8' x 3' x 8'6", monument has single-slab, rock-faced base supporting round-topped slab with carved relief of charging cavalryman on face. Unit information is in raised letters above & below the relief."
In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966 it was moved (640 feet) to make way for a proposed new road. However, that project never happened, so in 2002, this monument was moved back 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.)
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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 295 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.