9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 54.389 W 085° 16.367
16S E 657798 N 3864033
Quick Description: This monument to the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment is located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 4:06:53 PM
Waymark Code: WME767
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment was organized August 29, 1861, at Camp Cameron near Harrisburg. This is the only marker to the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the marker

9th “Lochiel” Veteran Cavalry
1st Brigade 1st Cavalry Division
Army of the Cumberland

Text on the rear of the marker

The Ninth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel Roswell M. Russell, Commanding
Held the upper fords of the Chickamauga on the 19th and 20th of September 1863.
On the right of the line of battle in the vicinity of crawfish Springs until 3 o’clock P.M. of
the 20th then it was ordered held on the old Chattanooga Road to find and open communications with
General Sheridan. The regiment left the battlefield about sunset, September 20th
its rear guard repulse an attack of Calvary while covering the force falling back on that line.
It entered Chattanooga on the morning of the 22nd, taking a position in advance
of the entrenchments then being thrown up.
It forded the Tennessee River about 5 O’clock P.M.
under fire of the enemy's batteries on Missionary Ridge.
and went into camp opposite the city.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1045
  LCS ID: 003143

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national 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

7' x 4' x 12' monument features 2-piece rock-faced base and smooth-faced vertical shaft with unit designation in pedestal and bronze relief panel of cavalryman tending to horse; peaked top.

Long Physical Description

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

monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 135 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
Moynihan, Fred

My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
2. Wikipedia - 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment

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.

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Sunrsie to sunset

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Monument

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