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Near 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 11, 2019
1. McNair's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
McNair's Brigade
Johnson's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Evander McNair
September 19, 1863, 3:30 p.m.

1st Arkansas Rifles, (Dismounted) - Colonel Robert W. Harper.
2d Arkansas Rifles, (Dismounted) - Colonel James 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 James F. Culpeper.

Upon reaching this ground the 39th North Carolina abd the 25th Arkansas came forward to the front line in a charge, and, passing over the left of Gregg's Brigade, drove the left of Heg's Brigade before them, and pushed on to a point about 200 yards west of the LaFayette Road. From this position these regiments were forced back by an enfilading fire from a portion of Wilder's infantry and a section of his battery on the west side of the Viniard field. The rest of the Brigade was operating farther to the right in conjunction with Johnson's Brigade. After the
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
2. McNair's Brigade Marker
A distant view from the primary hiking trail, looking west along a short secondary trail, of the featured marker (tablet), situated in a small clearing in the woods.
arrival of Harker's and Buell's Union brigades from Lee and Gordon's Mill the Brigade retired about sunset into the forest east of Viniard's.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1192.)
 
Location. 34° 54.549′ N, 85° 15.612′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails that is in the woods east of the LaFayette Road. 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. 125th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Sirwell's Brigade. (about 400 feet away); Carlin's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Manigault's Brigade (about 400 feet away); To Dalton's Ford / To Thedford's Ford (about 500 feet away); Peeple's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Manigault's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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, 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).”
 
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McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
3. McNair's Brigade Marker
View looking west along a short secondary trail, of the featured marker (tablet), situated in a small clearing in the woods.
 National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
4. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the featured marker (tablet), situated in a small clearing in the woods.
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
5. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the marker (tablet), looking east along a short secondary trail, back towards the main hiking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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