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

Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument

 
 
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, September 14, 1999
1. Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
Inscription.  
Edward A. King

Colonel 68th Indiana

Commanding Second Brigade

Reynold's Division

Killed here at 5:00 P.M.

September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1893 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-466.)
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.652′ N, 85° 15.442′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road, half a mile south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on a trail leading west for 300 feet from a pair of cannons along Battleline Road. 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. Route of Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hazen's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 9th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 41st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this monument. The marker is a pyramid of cannonballs at the eastern edge of Kelly's Field and is visible from the road.

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “14'10" 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.”

The National Park Service also identifies E. E. Betts as being the engineer who was the designer of this monument.
 
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, September 14, 1999
2. Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
beside Kelly Field. The Kelly cabin is in the distance.
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
A close-up view of the text on the Edward A. King, mortuary monument.
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
View of the Edward A. King mortuary monument.
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
View of the directional sign for the Edward A. King, mortuary monument, as seen from Battleline Road.
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
View of the directional sign for the Edward A. King, mortuary monument seen in the foreground, and the Edward A. King mortuary monument seen in the distant background.
Kelly Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, September 14, 1999
7. Kelly Cabin
Zoom shot across Kelly's Field from the King marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 5, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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