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Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McNair's Brigade

Johnson's Division

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. McNair's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
McNair's Brigade
Johnson's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Evander McNair
Colonel David Coleman.
September 20, 1863, 11:20 a.m.

1st Arkansas Rifles,
Dismounted. - Colonel Robert W. Harper.
1st Arkansas Rifles,
Dismounted. - Lieutenant Colonel D. H. Reynolds
2d Arkansas Rifles,
Dismounted. - Colonel J. A. Williamson.
25th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel Eli Hufstedler.
4th
and 31st Arkansas, and 4th Arkansas Battalion, (Consolidated), - Major J. A. Ross.
39th North Carolina, - Colonel David Coleman.
Culpeper's
(South Carolina) Battery, - Captain J. F. Culpeper.

This Brigade the right of the Division advanced at 11:10 a.m. from the first crest east of the Lafayette Road. It reached this position under a heavy flank fire of artillery and infantry. The Union troops immediately in front while withdrawing to their left leaving a gap were struck in flank and rear and driven in disorder. Upon reaching the Dyer field the brigade charged across it upon batteries posted on the crest north and west of the Dyer house.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Lafayette Road.
1194.)
 
Location. 34° 55.128′ N, 85° 15.652′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Dryer Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, between the site of the Poe House and the Brotherton House. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bate's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (about 300 feet away); Buckner's Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Buckner's Corps (about 400 feet away); Confederate Breakthrough (about 400 feet away); Gregg's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments,
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest into the woods beyond the tablet.
markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking south along the Lafayette Road, with a distant view of the nearby Brotherton House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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