Monument

Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:22:57
1. Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument
 
Inscription:
Headquarters
Left Wing
Lieut, Gen. James Longstreet
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon




Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:22:33
2. Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Monument
Level: Headquarters
Military Arm: Combined Arms


This monument markers the location of a headquarters.


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.0458  W 85° 16.128. Map it

Parking is available on Dyer Road near  N 34° 55.0371   W 85° 16.111




NPS/SIRIS Data
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-450.




Comments about this monument:
This monument was built between 1893 and 1895. It has 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 pyramid's square base is 7 shells wide and 7 shells deep. It is 7 layers tall.


 

By Byron Hooks, on 2014-08-12
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3. Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 12, 2014. This page has been viewed 249 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 20, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 12, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 08/12/2014 by Byron Hooks.


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