Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th United States Cavalry
—Crook's Division —
U. S. Cavalry
1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division
Army of the Cumberland
September 18th to 21st 1863
Text on the back side of the monument:
The 4th U.S. Cavalry, Captain J. B. McIntyre, commanding, in conjunction with the Brigade, began skirmishing with four brigades of the enemy about 8 a.m. September 18, 1863, three miles east of this point on Pea Vine Ridge, and fell back, fighting, across the Chickamauga at Reed's Bridge. Was engaged near this spot at 3 p.m. and was fought back slowly to the Viniard House, on the Lafayette Road, arriving there at dark. September 19th, was near Gordon's Mills and later near Rossville, protecting trains. September 20th, was engaged guarding the left flank of the army, where it was confronted by Scott's Brigade of Pegram's Cavalry, near Red House Bridge, on the direct Rossville and Ringgold Road. September 21st, the Regiment, with the Brigade, covered the front of General Thomas' lines at Rossville until noon.
Erected 1893. (Marker Number MT-1063.)
Location. 34° 55.837′ N, 85° 13.741′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Jay's Mill Road and Reeds Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Jay's Mill Road. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park roadway called Jay's Mill Road, at the park's site where the Reed's Bridge crossing was contested. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Jay's Mill Field, map site #19". 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. Confederates Cross the Creek (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Provisional Division (a few steps from this marker); Dibrell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Minty's Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 600 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, “8' x 5' x 10', the blue Vermont granite monument has a single-piece, rock-faced base and a smooth-faced shaft containing raised-letter inscriptions. At top of central section are crossed sabers, flags, & a bugle carved in relief."
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 monument and the monument'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 November 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on November 3, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.