7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Historical

7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Historical (HM1VH8)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 55.858', W 85° 13.732'

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Minty's Brigade

—Crook's Division —

Text on the front side of the monument:

Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Minty's (1st) Brigade, 2d Division, Cavalry Corps.
Army of the Cumberland


Text on the back side of the monument:

Encountered the enemy, Johnson's Division of Hood's Corps, already in line of battle, on the Ringgold Road in the Valley of Pea Vine Creek, three miles east of this point at 7 a.m. September 18th, 1863, there at that hour John Ward of Company F was killed. With the other regiments of the brigade engaged and retarded the enemy and prevented him from crossing Chickamauga Creek at Reed's Bridge until 3 p.m.

Reed's Bridge was partially dismantled but restored by the enemy. The Regiment retired with Wilder's Brigade toward Viniard's House, skirmishing until dark, where it dismounted and remained in line of battle throughout the night. September 19th, 1863, engaged in protecting trains moving to Rossville. September 20th, 1863, guarded left flank at Graysville, Chickamauga Station and Red House Bridge, where Scott's Brigade of Pegram's Cavalry was encountered and driven east across the creek. September 21st, 1863, from 7 a.m. until 12 m. skirmished with the enemy who was advancing upon General Thomas at Rossville. Captain D. G. May killed. September 23d, 1863, worked in trenches
at Chattanooga. Casualties, 5 killed, 18 wounded.

Organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 18th, 1861.

Disbanded at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 23d, 1865.
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HM NumberHM1VH8
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByState of Pennsylvania
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661763 N 3866819
Decimal Degrees34.93096667, -85.22886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.858', W 85° 13.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 51.48" N, 85° 13' 43.92" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6593 Reeds Bridge Rd, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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