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

McNair's Brigade

Johnson's Brigade

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. McNair's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
McNair's Brigade
Johnson's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Evander McNair
Colonel David Coleman.
September 18, 1863, 7

1st Arkansas Rifles, (Dismounted) - Colonel Robert W. Harper.
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 formed line in rear of Gregg's Brigade on this ground about 7 a.m. It advance with the division to meet the attack of Davis' Union Division from the direction of Viniard's. Two of its regiments, the 39th North Carolina and the 25th Arkansas, moved forward to Gregg's line during the heaviest engagement of the latter, and finally forced their way 200 yards across the LaFayette road, when they were enfiladed by Wilder's Brigade and forced to retire. The remainder of the brigade charged to the right and drove the opposing forces to and beyond the LaFayette road.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1191.)
 
Location.
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Viniard Road.
34° 54.14′ N, 85° 15.037′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located several feet from the south side of the roadway. 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. Hood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Buckner's Corps (about 500 feet away); Johnson's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Longstreet's Corps (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of two Confederate tablets looking west along the Viniard Road. The featured McNair's Brigade tablet is on the left and the Hood's Division tablet is on the right.
(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, July 12, 2017
4. McNair's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking east along the Viniard Road.
McNair's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. McNair's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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