McNair's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

McNair's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 10:44:05
1. McNair's Brigade Tablet

McNair's Brigade
Johnson's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Evander McNair
Colonel David Coleman.
September 18, 1863.

1st Arkansas Rifles (Dismounted) Colonel Robert W. Harper.
2d Arkansas Rifles (Dismounted) Colonel J. A. Williamson.
25th Arkansas Lieutenant Colonel Eli Hufstedler.
4th Arkansas
31st Arkansas   -   Consolidated
4th Arkansas Battalion

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.

McNair's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 10:43:58
2. McNair's Brigade Tablet

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.140  W 85° 15.037. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road .

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located several feet from the south side of the roadway.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Hood's Division Tablet (MT-437A) (Is only 43 feet away) ; 17th Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker (MT-784) (about 167 feet away) ; 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-825) (about 194 feet away) ; Gregg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1157) (about 226 feet away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-758) (about 375 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1343) (about 462 feet away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-435) (about 486 feet away) ; Stewart's Division Tablet (MT-1114) (about 496 feet away) ; To Park House Sign (MT-423U) (about 527 feet away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-759) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Preston's Division Tablet (MT-1111) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1100) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Longstreet's Corps Tablet (MT-437) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Tablet (MT-1335) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the McNair's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1191.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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