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

McNair's Brigade

Johnson Division, - Longstreet's Corps

 

Colonel David Coleman

 
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
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, 2 p.m.

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.

About 2:30 p.m. the Brigade came to the support of Johnson's and Gregg's Brigades then formed east and north of Vittetoe's for assaulting Snodgrass Hill. The Brigade ascended the ridge and formed a second line near the batteries of Dent and York on the summit. Upon the falling back of the first line composed of Johnson's and Gregg's Brigades McNair's Brigade mingled with those troops and the right of Manigault's line and continued to fight with them until dark following the enemy to the bottom of the ravine back of
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking north (towards Snodgrass Hill) along the park walking path, with the guns of Dent's Alabama battery seen in the background.
the crest on which they had fought.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1196.)
 
Location. 34° 55.48′ N, 85° 16.51′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road east of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that runs along the southern spur of Snodgrass Hill, from the old Vittetoe Road to the far western end of Snodgrass Hill (Horseshoe Ridge), where the far right flank of the Union line was situated. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (a few steps from this marker); York's (Georgia) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); John W. Bull Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's South Carolina Brigade
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking south along the park walking path, with the guns of York's Georgia battery seen in the distant background.
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, 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. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the marker and the trail directly behind the marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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