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LaFayette in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument

 
 
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By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
1. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
Inscription.
Gen. Braxton Bragg
Comd'g. in this city
Sept. 10th to 17th 1863.

 
Erected 1894 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1084.)
 
Location. 34° 42.521′ N, 85° 16.855′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 1 / 136), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in Joe Stock Memorial Park. A group of markers and monuments are located here. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General LaFayette (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of LaFayette (a few steps from this marker); The Army of Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Walker County (a few steps from this marker); John B. Gordon Hall (a few steps from this marker); To Our Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Chattooga Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marsh House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information
Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
2. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'2" square at base and 6' high, the monument consists of a pyramid of cannonballs set in cement & painted black, resting on a molded limestone base. Attached to base is a painted metal plaque identifying the HQ site.” and "Base of pyramid is made up of artillery shells: 8 wide X 8 deep. It has 8 layers."

The National Park Service also identifies E. E. Betts as being the engineer who was the designer of this monument.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
3. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
4. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
Chattooga Academy now known as John B. Gordon Hall.
Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
5. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   5. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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