Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument
Colonel 68th Indiana
Commanding Second Brigade
Killed here at 5:00 P.M.
September 20, 1863
Erected 1893 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-466.)
Location. 34° 55.652′ N, 85° 15.442′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road half a mile south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on a trail leading west for 300 feet from a pair of cannons along Battleline Road. 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. 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hazen's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 9th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 41st Ohio Infantry 6th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. The marker is a pyramid of cannonballs at the eastern edge of Kelly's Field and is visible from the road.
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 April 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on September 5, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.