As a member of the 5th Kentucky Cavalry organized at Columbus, Kentucky, in December 1861, Offutt was mustered in at Gallatin, Tennessee in March 1862. The 5th Cavalry saw duty in the Armies of the Ohio and the Cumberland, before joining the Military Division Mississippi. Offutt and his regiment were with General William T. Sherman in the Campaign of the Carolinas. The campaign concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Joseph Johnston on April 26, 1865. Together with the surrender of Lee's Army in Virginia, these surrenders marked the end of the War.
The inscription on the monument reads: Capt. Andrew Offutt / Nov. 9, 1837 / Oct. 7, 1921 / He served in the Federal Army / From 1861 to 1865 in the / 5th Kentucky Cavalry / and went with Sherman / to the sea / His wife / Elizabeth A. Offutt / Sept. 6, 1845