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Near Beech Grove in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General A. P. Stewart's Division

Monument at Beech Grove, Tennessee

 
 
General A. P. Stewart's Division Monument image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
1. General A. P. Stewart's Division Monument
In the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery and Park
Inscription. (Front):
General A.P. Stewart
Stewart's Division
2nd Army Corps
(Hardee)
Army of Tennessee
CSA
Dedicated 24th Day of April 2010
By Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Manchester, Tennessee

(Reverse):
Battle of Hoover's Gap
June 24 - 26, 1863
Stewart's Division
Bates' Brigade
4th Ga. Inf. Bn SS. - 15th Tenn. Inf. Reg't.
37th Ga. Inf. Reg't. - 20th Tenn. Inf. Reg't.
2nd 9th Ala. Inf. Btn. - Ala. Eufala Art'y. Btry.

Brown's Brigade
14th Ga. Btn. Light Art'y.

Johnson's Brigade17th Tenn. Inf. Reg't. - 37th Tenn. Inf. Reg't.
23rd Tenn. Inf. Reg't. - 44th (Cons) Tenn. Inf. Reg't.
25th Tenn. Inf. Reg't. - Miss. Pettus' Flying Art'y Btry.
Frank Maney's Tenn. Lt. Art'y.

No faint of hearts existed in the brave soldiers of Stewart's Division as they marched double-quick the five miles from their camp at Fairfield in the rain on the afternoon of Friday, June 24, 1863 to make three frontal assaults against the entrenched invading Union forces of John Wilder's Mounted Infantry and Eli Lilly's 18th Indiana Artillery. Confederates for the first time ever in the war faced the new 7-shot Spencers in the hands of Wilder's two thousand mounted infantry and Eli Lilly's
General A. P. Stewart's Division Monument image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
2. General A. P. Stewart's Division Monument
A closer-in view of the front of the monument
six 3-inch rifles and four mountain howitzers. The rifle fire and 350 double-shot canister rounds barely prevented Confederate forces from overrunning Union positions. Darkness ended the fighting. --- Deo Vindice
 
Erected 2010 by The Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 35° 37.548′ N, 86° 14.521′ W. Marker is near Beech Grove, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Cemetery Road 0.1 miles south of Old U.S. Highway 41. Click for map. The monument is located in the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery and Park, just off Exit 97 off Interstate 24. Marker is in this post office area: Beechgrove TN 37018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pledge to the South (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial
General A. P. Stewart's Division Monument image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
3. General A. P. Stewart's Division Monument
Reverse Side of the Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Watterson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Nash (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beech Grove Engagement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beech Grove.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sign at Entrance to the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
4. Sign at Entrance to the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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