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

General Daniel Newnan

 
 
General Daniel Newnan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
1. General Daniel Newnan Marker
Inscription.
On yonder hill rests
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
General Daniel Newnan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
2. General Daniel Newnan Marker
A close-up view of the text on the monument.
8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osterhaus' Division (approx. 1 miles away in Tennessee); Missouri U.S. Troops Monument (approx. 1 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 & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
General Daniel Newnan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
3. General Daniel Newnan Marker
View of the historical monument looking east along the amusement park's service road, with a view of Lakeview Drive running parallel to the road in the distant background.
General Daniel Newnan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
4. General Daniel Newnan Marker
View of the backside of the historical monument, with a view, across the street of the Newnan Springs United Methodist Church.
General Daniel Newnan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 25, 2013
5. General Daniel Newnan Marker
View of the historical monument at the edge of the amusement parks forested area.
 
 
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 328 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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