Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument
Colonel 46th Georgia.
Commanding Gist's Brigade,
Mortally wounded here
About noon September 20, 1863.
Erected 1893 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-487.)
Location. 34° 56.034′ N, 85° 15.248′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge Road. It cannot be seen from the roadway, being situated a short distance into the woods. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield northwest of Alexander Bridge Road near Tour Stop #2, map site #38”. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gist's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) Walker's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This shell monument dedicated to Peyton H. Colquit indicated the spot where he was mortally wounded. The shell monument was designed by E. E. Betts in 1893. The monument is built using Concrete, Limestone and Iron. The pyramidal shaped 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. Source: National Park Service List of Classified Structures
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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)."
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 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 107 times this year. Last updated on January 3, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.