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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument

21st Army Corps

 
 
Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
1. Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument
Inscription.
Field Headquarters
21st Army Corps
Maj. Gen. Thomas L Crittenden,
Daylight, Sept. 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1893 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-469.)
 
Location. 34° 53.003′ N, 85° 16.097′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Lee and Gordon Mill Circle, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located south of Chickamauga Battlefield near Lee & Gordon's Mill”. 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. 3rd Georgia Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Lytle's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker);
Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, November 1, 2008
2. Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument
2nd Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee and Gordon's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
More about this marker. This is a narrow road with no real good areas to pull over. Please be cautious.

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “7'10" square at base and 5' high, the monument consists of a pyramid of cannonballs set in cement & painted black, resting on a molded limestone base. Attached to base is a painted metal plaque identifying the HQ site. Square base is made up of artillery shells: 7 wide by 7 deep. It is 7 layers tall. Only shell monument without concrete fill in gaps between shells.”

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 April 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Up-date Photo - - Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
3. Up-date Photo - - Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument
Up-date Photo - - Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
4. Up-date Photo - - Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument
Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2014
5. Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument
View of the historical marker looking north on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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