3rd Ohio Cavalry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield, GA
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N 34° 54.487 W 085° 16.411
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Quick Description: The 3rd Ohio Cavalry Monument is located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park. The monuments to the 1st, 3rd and 4th Ohio Cavalry Monument are located close to each other.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 11:43:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMCG9B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The 3rd Ohio Cavalry monument depicts a Cavalryman on horseback charging, his left hand holds the reins. He holds his sword in his right hand which is extended forward, blade curving downward. His head is turned as he looks back over his left shoulder. A plaque on the rear of the monument description the actions of the 3rd during the Chickamauga Campaign.

Text on front:
3rd Ohio Cavalry
Long’s Brigade Crook’s Division
Cavalry Corps.

Plaque on the rear of the monument:

This regiment Lt. Col. Charles B. Seidel commanding, crossed the Tennessee River in Bridgeport, Sept. 2nd, 1863. Crossed Sand Mountain, Sept. 3rd, in Lookout Mountain, Sept. 9th, engaging the enemy's Calvary the same day near Alpine, and driving them toward Rome.

Sept. 13th, participated in reconnaissance towards Lafayette, developing the enemy in force. From Sept. 14th to Sept. 19th, held Dougherty’s Gap.

Sept. 19, engaged in holding fords of the Chickamauga.

Sept. 20, was engaged with the enemy's Calvary and infantry, near Crawfish Springs, guarding trains.

Loss in campaign 17.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-944(see note)
  LCS ID: 003120

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

8' x 3' x 8'6", the monument has rock-faced base supporting curved-top slab with relief of cavalryman leading a charge on its face. Unit information appears in raised letters on base & above relief.

Long Physical Description

Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236.

In 1966, this monument was moved 646 feet to the east side of Wilder's Brigade Monument to in advance of a road project that never happened. In 2002, it was returned to its original position.

3rd Ohio Cavalry Regiment Monument


1 - 2,000 cubic feet

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
Niehaus, C. H.


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 3rd Ohio Cavalry

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.

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Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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