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

Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument

 
 
Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
1. Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
Inscription.  
Headquarters
Reserve Corps
Major General W.H.T. Walker
September 20th, 1863, Afternoon

 
Erected 1895 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-480.)
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 56.163′ N, 85° 15.14′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road east of Poe Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the walking trail that originates near the two parking areas off Alexander Bridge Road at the intersection with Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service this, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in woods northwest of Tour Stop #2, map site #32". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Reserve Corps (about 400 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 500 feet away); Wright's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Liddell's Division (about 500 feet away); Croxton's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this monument. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “6'2" square at base and 5' 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 headquarters site."

In addition the, "Pyramid is made up of artillery shells: 7 wide by 7 deep, and it is 7 layers high."

In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical
Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
2. Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the monument.
listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
3. Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
View looking south along the park trail, with the monument being situated just off the trail, to the left.
Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
4. Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
View of the monument situated just off of the park trail.
Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
5. Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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