Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe was once home to the 6th Cavalry post. When completed in 1904, it was said to be the "Largest and Finest" Cavalry Post in the United States. It consisted of 74 buildings costing $2,000-$64,000.00 each to build, accommodated 50 commissioned officers, 1,200 enlisted men, and 1,500 horses. The Post grew substantially in 1916 when, by act of Congress, was enlarged to include a Brigade Post.
Today, 21 historic Captain’s Quarters built between 1900 and 1906 outline Barnhardt Circle. You can even experience the history first hand by staying overnight at the Battleview Bed & Breakfast, located in a newly restored home. Within the circle are several little league-sized baseball fields, a large open field area, the 6th Cavalry Museum, and the historic Band Stand. Many community events still take place at the Band Stand that was completed on September 22, 1905 at a cost of $739.50. It has a building measurement of hex 22' x 22', a square footage of 300 and the capacity to hold 28 men. It was lighted with electricity in 1920. This building was the center of many events during the post's years of operation.
6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742