4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: Monument to the 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment located on Jay's Mill Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2014 10:44:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMMXR7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two monuments to the 4th Michigan Cavalry on the battlefield. It marks their location on the morning of Sept. 18, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument :
to her
Fourth Regiment of Cavalry.
Colonel Robert H. G. Minty.
Major Horace Gray, Commanding.
Minty’s Brigade, Crook’s Division, Cavalry Corps.

Text on the rear of the monument :
On the morning of Sept. 18, 1863, this Regiment with its brigade met the advance of Bushrod Johnson’s column on the east slope of Pea Vine Ridge successfully delaying for ten hours the crossing it Reed’s Bridge of a largely superior force of the enemy’s infantry and artillery thus materially contributing toward the defeat of the Confederates designed to crush the left wing of the Union Army. Sept. 19, guarded the movement of trains to Chattanooga. Sept. 20 successfully engaged the enemy at Red House Bridge on the Ringgold Road. On the 21st in 22d assisted in covering the movement of the Army to Chattanooga.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-884
  LCS ID: 003017

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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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

9' x 5' x 8', the rock-face monument of blue Westerly granite has a one-piece base and round-topped slab with a bronze base relief panel of soldiers at a bridge. Unit information is inscribed above the relief panel.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 4th Michigan Cavalry
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument

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]

Monument is located at the intersection of Jays Mill Road and Reeds Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.

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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