Monument

4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:27:04
1. 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
>Michigan
to her
Fourth Regiment of Cavalry.
Colonel Robert H. G. Minty.
Major Horace Gray, Commanding.
Minty’s Brigade, Crook’s Division, Cavalry Corps.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:

On the morning of Sept. 18, 1863, this Regiment with its brigade met the advance of Bushrod Johnson’s column on the east slope of Pea Vine Ridge successfully delaying for ten hours the crossing it Reed’s Bridge of a largely superior force of the enemy’s infantry and artillery thus materially contributing toward the defeat of the Confederates designed to crush the left wing of the Union Army. Sept. 19, guarded the movement of trains to Chattanooga. Sept. 20 successfully engaged the enemy at Red House Bridge on the Ringgold Road. On the 21st in 22d assisted in covering the movement of the Army to Chattanooga.



4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:26:58
2. 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.8571  W 85° 13.7317. Map it

Parking is available on Jay's Mill Road near  N 34° 55.8412  W 85° 13.733 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1044) (Is only 28 feet away) ; Johnson's Provisional Division Tablet (MT-1099) (Is only 86 feet away) ; Dibrell's Brigade Tablet (MT-1150.) (about 122 feet away) ; Minty’s Cavalry Brigade Tablet (MT-620) (about 125 feet away) ; 4th U. S. Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1063) (about 127 feet away) ; Confederates Cross the Creek (about 146 feet away) ; Pegram’s Division Tablet (MT-1109) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Huwald’s Tennessee Battery Tablet (MT-1363) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; The Armies Engage (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Jay's Mill (MT-423A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; McCook’s Brigade Tablet (MT-618) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Polk's Brigade Tablet (MT-1204) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Davidson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1142) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Mitchell’s Brigade Tablet (MT-621) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 69th Ohio infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1014) (approx. 0.2 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-884.


Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 04/06/2011.

It appears that a plaque has been removed from the back of the monument and replaced with a smaller one.


One or more plaques are missing.


Comments about this monument:
The monument was built in 1895. It is made of grant with a bronze plaque. The monument is 9' x 5' x 8', the rock-face monument of blue Westerly granite has a one-piece base and round-topped slab with a bronze base relief panel of soldiers at a bridge. Unit information is inscribed above the relief panel.


4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:27:02
3. 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:27:16
4. 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
 
4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:27:24
5. 4th Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 01, 2014. This page has been viewed 252 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 2 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 20, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on November 01, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 11/01/2014 by Byron Hooks.


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