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

1st Wisconsin Cavalry

Ray's Brigade

 

—McCook's Division —

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

1st Wisconsin Cavalry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division.
Cavalry Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This regiment, Colonel Oscar H. LaGrange commanding, crossed the Tennessee River September 2nd 1863, taking part in all cavalry movements in the vicinity of Lookout Mountain until September 19th when it became severely engaged with the enemy in front of Crawfish Springs and about the upper fords of the Chickamauga. Together with the other commands it guarded the right of the army and protected the field hospital at Crawfish Springs until 5:00 p.m. of the 20th when it assisted in removing the wounded from that point, and conducting the trains in safety to Chattanooga Valley and toward Chattanooga.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1074.)
 
Location. 34° 54.462′ N, 85° 16.4′ 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (here, next to this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Indiana Infantry (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); 3rd Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana 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 is, “On a double-piece, rock-faced pedestal is the sculpture of a riderless horse and a bronze state seal. Top piece of pedestal has a raised-letter
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
inscription. Overall dimensions are 9' x 6' x 11'."

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 656 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 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
View of the backside of the monument looking southeast along Glenn-Viniard Road, with a distant view of the Wilder Tower in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 1st Wisconsin 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
8. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
View of the backside of the monument looking northeast along Glenn-Viniard Road
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
9. 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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