Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument
— Johnson's Division —
Colonel 6th Indiana,
Commanding 3d Brigade,
Killed Here About 7 p.m.
September 19th, 1863
Erected 1895 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-452A.)
Location. 34° 55.541′ N, 85° 14.525′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in corner of Winfrey Field, map site #101". 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 are within walking distance of this marker. 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner’s Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 1st Michigan (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Michigan (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about 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 listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “15' per side at base and 10' high, the monument consists of a pyramid of cannonballs set in cement & painted black, resting on a triangular molded limestone base. Attached to pyramid is a painted metal plaque identifying the site."
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 August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.