Monument

15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:30:44
1. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
15th
Pennsylvania
"Anderson"
Cavalry

Department Headquarters


Inscription on the rear of the monument:
The Regiment under the command of Colonel William J. Palmer was attached to Department Headquarters, and was on duty in detachments, on nearly all parts of the field of battle. With General Rosecrans the command moved from the Widow Glenn's and was concentrated at and occupied this position on Sunday morning September 20th, 1863, at 11 o'clock.


15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:30:05
2. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
View, looking south, toward the monument and the co-located nearby shell monument for Rosecrans' Headquarters. 


This monument markers the location of a headquarters.


Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.950  W 85° 16.315. Map it

Parking is available on Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road near  N 34° 55.0299  W 85° 16.4435 .
Paved lot on the west side of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.


To reach this monument:
Marker is on Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail, at the western end of the South Dyer Field.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Rosecrans' Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-451) (a few steps from this marker) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-593) (about 472 feet away) ; Buell's Brigade tablet (MT-559) (about 536 feet away) ; Dyer Cemetery (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Barnes’ Brigade Tablet (MT-542) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 35th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-798) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-742) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-450) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer House (MT-423T) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Tablet (MT-449) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1240) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-551) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Van Cleve's Division Tablet (MT-533) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet (MT-929) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument (MT-930) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1046.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000687.



Comments about this monument:
This monument has a two-tiered, rough-cut base. On the front of the marker is a bronze bas-relief of mounted cavalryman set into rough-edged granite marker. The soldier is in uniform, with hat, and holds his rifle aloft. Above the plaque is a rectangular State of Pennsylvania seal. On the rear of the marker is a rectangular plaque with cavalry implements and a large "P" in relief, with an inscription plaque below it The contractor was Smith Granite Company, the founder was Gorham Manufacturing Company and the sculptor was William Granville Hastings. The sculptors’ name appears in the lower left corner of the bas-relief. This monument was erected in 1895.


15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:30:53
3. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:31:04
4. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:30:48
5. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:31:24
6. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
View of the back of the monument. 
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:31:40
7. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:30:49
8. 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument
Plaque on the front of the monument. 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on October 16, 2018. This page has been viewed 83 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on October 19, 2018. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on October 18, 2018. Photos: 1, 2 were submitted on 10/16/2018 by Byron Hooks; 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 were submitted on 10/18/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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