Civil War Battlefield Monuments
2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
Battle of Chickamauga
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:55:48
1. 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
SECOND REGIMENT OF CAVALRY
COLONEL ARCHIBALD P. CAMPBELL
MAJOR LEONIDAS S. SCRANTON
Inscription on the rear of the monument:
The regiment guarded the fords of Chickamauga River from Glass' Mill
to the right, on the 19th and 20th of September, 1863,
skirmishing during the time, about noon of the 20th retired in
the direction of Crawfish Springs. From there guarded the trains to Chattanooga arriving at 3 a.m. of the 21st.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:55:41
2. 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
Military Arm: Cavalry
Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.4128 W 85° 16.3711.
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 south 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.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (CSA) Marker (MT-1323)
(Is only 62 feet away) ;
4th Regiment Indiana Cavalry Monument (MT-769)
(Is only 77 feet away) ;
123rd Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-725)
(Is only 78 feet away) ;
Chicago Board of Trade Illinois Battery Monument (MT-666)
(about 104 feet away) ;
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-782)
(about 126 feet away) ;
2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th Kentucky U.S. Cavalry Marker (MT-861)
(about 129 feet away) ;
9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1045)
(about 140 feet away) ;
2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-768)
(about 176 feet away) ;
8th Wisconsin Battery Monument (MT-1073)
(about 184 feet away) ;
21st Michigan Infantry Detachments Monument (MT-896)
(about 192 feet away) ;
8th Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Plaque (MT-1072)
(about 201 feet away) ;
22nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-786)
(about 219 feet away) ;
Wilder’s Brigade Tablet (MT-651)
(about 268 feet away) ;
5th Wisconsin Battery Monument (MT-1071)
(about 270 feet away) ;
18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-757)
(about 273 feet away) .
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This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 3/2/2011.
Missing from monument are 2 bronze horseshoes, 2 bronze state seals, 2 bronze hilts, and parts of the saber at top of monument.
One or more plaques are missing.
Comments about this monument:
This monument is located on the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #236 near the Wilder Brigade Monument. The Michigan Commission desired to place it at Glass' Mill, however that was outside the Park.
The monument was moved 91 feet in 1966 to make way for a projected road re-routing that never actually happened. In 2001, it was returned to its original location.
This monument was built in 1895. The monument consists of 5 tiers. Other original features included two horseshoes on the front, a large bronze state shield on the north side, and an unidentified bronze piece on the south side.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:55:48
3. 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:55:30
4. 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:55:23
5. 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
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