Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 13:36:19
1. Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument
Right Wing Army of Tennessee
Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk.
Sept. 20th, 1863

Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 13:36:23
2. Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument

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 Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.9402  W 85° 14.966. Map it

Parking is available on Alexander Bridge Road near  N 34° 56.0105   W 85° 15.2947

To reach this monument:
Park on Alexander Bridge Road. A path runs east from near the plaques to Breckinridge’s Division (CSA) & 92nd Ohio (USA). Follow this path east. A path running north to Reed's Bridge Road will intersect this path at the Brig. Gen. Benjamin H. Heim headquarters monument. Continue pasted the monument along the same path, crossing a small creek to the monument.
Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-481.

Comments about this monument:
This monument was designed by E. E. Bates and was built between 1893 and 1895. The monument has a 6'2" square base and is 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 metal plaque painted red identifying this was a Confederate headquarters site. This shell pyramid monument has a square base consisting 7 cannonballs wide and 7 cannonballs deep. It is 7 layers high.


By Byron Hooks, on 2014-12-26
3. Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument


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