4th Georgia Cavalry Marker - Chickamauga, GA
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N 34° 53.059 W 085° 16.081
16S E 658276 N 3861582
Quick Description: This marker to 4th Georgia Cavalry is located on Red Belt Rd at Lee and Gordon Mill Circle in Chickamauga, GA. This marker is outside of the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2012 1:32:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMDXNM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 4th Georgia Cavalry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to 4th Georgia Cavalry on (or near)the battlefield. It marks their location at 3 p.m. on Sept. 20, 1863.


Cavalry


Text:
C.S.A.

Georgia
4th Cavalry
Col. Issac W. Avery
Crew’s Brigade
Wharton’s Division
3 P.M. Sept. 20, 1863



For more information, see:
Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail – General Joe Wheeler's Attack


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1283
  LCS ID: 008884




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a horseshoe carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 3:00 p.m.



Long Physical Description

Marker located south of the Chickamauga Battlefield near Lee and Gordon Mill in Chickamauga, GA.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Granite


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1898
AD
1899
AD
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle

Note
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. This marker is not on the map since it is outside the park.

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]

Address:
located on Red Belt Rd at Lee and Gordon Mill Circle in Chickamauga, GA. This marker is outside of the Chickamauga National Military Park.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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