Monument

2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:44:17
1. 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
2nd Regiment Indiana Cavalry
2nd Brigade – Ray
1st Division – E. M. McCook

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Indiana's tribute
to her
Second Regiment Calvary.


Maj. David A. Briggs, commanding.
Second brigade (Ray).
First division (E. M. McCook).
Calvary Corps (Mitchell).


The 19th of September, 1863, this Regiment was guarding the supply train in the rear of the Army and after skimming all day the train was safely brought to Crawfish Springs.


On September 20, the regiment was held in line of battle near Crawfish Springs and retired to Dry Valley that night.


Killed 1: wounded 4.




2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:44:20
2. 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Cavalry




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.435  W 85° 16.3938. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road near  N 34° 54.4252  W 85° 16.3442 .


To reach this monument:
Parking is available at Wilder’s Tower on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road. From there walk to the monument. Addition parking is available in a second lot off of Glenn-Viniard Road.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.







NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-768.



Comments about this monument:
The monument was constructed in 1898. It is 8' x 8' x 12' high, monument is rock-faced block on 2-step base culminating in pyramidal top capped by half sphere. Main block has horse's head carved in relief, inscription, and state seal.

This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 206 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location.


2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:44:49
3. 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument
The Wilder Brigade Monument is visible in the background. 
2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:44:39
4. 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:44:39
5. 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 13, 2014. This page has been viewed 121 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 13, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 08/13/2014 by Byron Hooks.


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