Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument
Major General Simon Boliver Buckner
September 20, 1863, 2 to 6 p.m.
Erected 1893 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-445.)
Location. 34° 55.069′ N, 85° 15.633′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park and is situated directly across the street from the site of the Brotherton House. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield just northeast of the intersection of the LaFayette Road and Brotherton Road, map site #179”. 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. Buckner's Corps (here, next to this marker); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Breakthrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'2" 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 headquarters site. The square base of the pyramid is made up of 8-inch artillery shells: seven wide X seven deep. It is seven layers high.”
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
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 March 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.