Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Indiana Cavalry
—McCook's Division —
2nd Brigade - Ray.
1st Division - E. M. McCook.
Cavalry Corps - Mitchell.
Second Regiment Cavalry.
Major David A. Briggs, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Ray).
First Division (E. M. McCook).
Cavalry Corps (Mitchell).
The 19th of September, 1863, this Regiment was guarding the supply train in the rear of the army and after skirmishing all day the train was brought safely to Crawfish Springs.
On September 20th the Regiment was held in line of battle near Crawfish Springs and retired to Dry Valley that night.
Killed 1; Wounded 4.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-768.)
Location. 34° 54.437′ N, 85° 16.39′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder 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 located within 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 22nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan 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, “8' x 8' x 12' high, monument is rock-faced block on 2-step base culminating in pyramidal top capped by half sphere. Main block has horse's head carved in relief, inscription, and state seal."
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 206 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 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.