1st Confederate Georgia Calvary Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.708 W 085° 14.013
16S E 661340 N 3866534
Quick Description: This monument to the 1st 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 4:13:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1HY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monument to the 1st Confederate Georgia Calvary is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Text on monument:

1st Confederate
Col J. J. Morrison
Davidson's Brigade
Pegram's Division
7:30 A. M. Sept. 19th, 1863


The 1st 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-1276 (see note)
  LCS ID: 008878

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

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:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation

My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - Chickamauga Confederate order of battle

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:
Sunrise to sunset

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Monument

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