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

Thomas’ Headquarters Shell Monument

 
 
Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
Inscription.
Field Headquarters
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
Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the shell monument.
(about 500 feet away); 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
 
Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
View, from the backside of the shell monument, looking southeast, up the backside of Snodgrass Hill, along the park trail that leads to the back of the Snodgrass House.
Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
View from the crest of Snodgrass Hill, looking northwest, down the slope, along the park trail, towards the shell monument situated in the lowlands behind the hill.
Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument Marker
View from the backside of the shell monument, looking south, towards the Army of the Cumberland tablets.
 
 
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 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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