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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
 


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 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Dyer House (MT-423T) (about 127 feet away) ; Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Tablet (MT-449) (about 142 feet away) ; Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Rout of the Union Right (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet (MT-929) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument (MT-930) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1046) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Rosecrans' Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-451) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 35th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-798) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-742) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-688A) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1240) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Barnes’ Brigade Tablet (MT-542) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-593) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






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.


Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 15:22:14
3. Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 12, 2014. This page has been viewed 191 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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