6th Confederate Georgia Calvary Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.738 W 085° 14.024
16S E 661322 N 3866589
Quick Description: This monument to the 6th Confederate Georgia Calvary is located near the Bragg Headquarters monument north of the Brotherton Rd. in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2011 3:39:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1HM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monument to the 6th Confederate Georgia Calvary is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Text on monument:

C.S.A.
Georgia
6th Confederate
Col John R. Hart
Davidson's Brigade
Pegram's Division
7:30 A. M. Sept. 19th, 1863



Cavalry


The 6th Georgia Calvary was part of Forrest's Cavalry Corps commanded by Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Monuments to the 10th Confederate Cavalry, Col C. T. Goode, 1st Georgia Cavalry, Col J. J. Morrison and the 6th Georgia, Col John R. Hart along with monuments to Wilson's Brigade consisted of the 25th Georgia, 29th Georgia, 30th Georgia, 1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters and the 4th Louisiana are all located in a line extending north from the Bragg's Headquarters monument indicating the positions of these regiments on the morning of September 19th, 1863.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1284
  LCS ID: 008879




Historical Significance:


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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groups 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 19, 1863, at 7:30 a.m.


Long Physical Description

Stone marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods off Brotherton Road.



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 Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - Chickamauga Confederate order of battle

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Sunrise to sunset


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Monument

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