Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomas’ Headquarters Shell Monument
Major General George H. Thomas
September 20, 1863, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Erected 1895 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-430.)
Location. 34° 55.802′ N, 85° 16.149′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This shell monument is located just off a key historic park trail, at the northern base of Snodgrass Hill, about 100 yards north of the Snodgrass House. 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. Army of the Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (about 400 feet away); Agony of the Wounded (about 400 feet away); Wood's Division (about 500 feet away); 37th Indiana Infantry Sirwell's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. The National Park Service identifies E. E. Betts as being the engineer who was the designer of this monument.
In locating 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.