Near Rossville in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Daniel Newnan
the remains of
General Daniel Newnan
Born 1780 - Died 1851
Veteran of the War of 1812
Major General Georgia
Militia, 3rd Division, 1817
Secretary of State 1825 - 1827
U.S. Congressman 1831 - 1833
This Monument Erected to
His Memory by Gordon Lee,
Sarah Dickinson Chapter
of D.A.R. Newnan, Georgia by
Members of Newnan Springs
M. E. Church South 1927.
—— 1927 ——
Erected 1927 by Gordon Lee, the Sarah Dickinson Chapter of the D.A.R., and the Members of the Newnan Springs M.E. Church South.
Location. 34° 58.754′ N, 85° 14.874′ W. Marker is near Rossville, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lakeview Drive east of Nituna Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The historical marker is actually located on the grounds of Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and can best be seen from driving along one of the park's service roads that runs along the northern edge of the park's property. The historical marker is located across the street from the Newnan Springs United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Osterhaus' Division (approx. 1½ miles away in Tennessee); Missouri U.S. Troops Monument (approx. 1½ miles away in Tennessee); Cruft's Division (approx. 1.7 miles away); 99th Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.8 miles away in Tennessee); 40th Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.8 miles away in Tennessee); Grose's Brigade (approx. 1.8 miles away in Tennessee); Whitaker's Brigade (approx. 1.8 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. 1.8 miles away in Tennessee).
Regarding General Daniel Newnan. I have provided a link to a web page of the Civil War Album where this historical marker is identified as being the, "Present day site of McAfee Church, located near Lake Winnepesoka in Fort Oglethorpe, GA." It goes on to identify this as being the site where General Steedman established the Reserve Corps Headquarters, and where, "Steedman returned his division and camped around McAfee Church until the afternoon of 20th Sept., when it marched toward sounds of battle raging to the south."
Also see . . . McAfee Church - Civil War Albums. This is a link to information provided by the Civil War Album website. (Submitted on October 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 335 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.