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

James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument

 
 
Metal Tablet on James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2016
1. Metal Tablet on James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument
Inscription.

James Deshler
Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Commanding Brigade
Cleburne's Division,
Killed Here About Noon
Sept. 20th, 1863.

 
Erected 1893 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-467.)
 
Location. 34° 55.623′ N, 85° 15.306′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road. Touch for map. 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. Deshler's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Grose's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 124th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 31st Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 36th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Cruft's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. The monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The monument
James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2016
2. James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument
is located approx. 500 feet east of Battleline Road on a trail that begins at A Memorial for Texans monument.
 
Regarding James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument. Large cannonball pyramids, stacked 15 high, mark the spot where commanders were killed. Smaller cannonball pyramids, stacked 7 high, mark the locations of a headquarters.

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.
 
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 March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Trail Leading to James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument from Battleline Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2016
3. Trail Leading to James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument from Battleline Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 90 times this year. Last updated on January 14, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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