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

Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument

 
 
Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
1. Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker
Inscription.
Benjamin H. Helm
Brig. Gen. C.S.A.

Commanding Brigade
Breckinridge’s Division
Mortally wounded here
about 10 A.M. Sept. 20th, 1863

 
Erected 1893 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-486.)
 
Location. 34° 56.019′ N, 85° 15.168′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Cataloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is not visible from the road. It is located in the woods, east of Alexander Bridge Road. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvert's Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas' Texas Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Douglas' Texas Battery (about 400 feet away); 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 400 feet away); Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (about 400 feet away); Gist's Brigade
Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
2. Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker
(about 400 feet away); Walker's Division (about 500 feet away); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. Large cannonball pyramids, stacked 15 high, mark the spot where commanders were killed during the Battle of Chickamauga. Smaller cannonball pyramids, stacked 7 high, mark the locations of a headquarters. These monuments where designed by E. E. Betts, engineer and installed on the battlefield between 1893 and 1985. (source: NPS list of classified Structures)
 
Also see . . .  Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on January 16, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
3. Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker
Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker
View, looking south from the shell monument, along the park trail that shortly intersects with the main park trail, that runs east to the Alexander Bridge Road and west to the Jays Mill Road.
Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument Marker
View, looking north from the shell monument, along the park trail that runs north to the Reeds Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 190 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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