Monument

Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument

Sept.20,1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:25:52
1. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
 

Inscription:
Headquarters

Army of Tennessee.

General Braxton Bragg.

September 20, 1863.



Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:25:45
2. Bragg'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 Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5691  W 85° 14.0768. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Road near  N 34° 55.6222  W 85° 14.1137 .


To reach this monument:
Located in the back of a clearing. There is a sign on Brotherton Road indicating the location of the monument.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-427A) (Is only 33 feet away) ; 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (MT-1293) (about 341 feet away) ; Wilson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1230) (about 368 feet away) ; 30th Georgia Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1314) (about 370 feet away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1187) (about 586 feet away) ; Walthall's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1227) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1243) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1259) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1261) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cleburne’s Division Tablet (MT-1092) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Walker’s Division Tablet (MT-1119) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Wood’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1231) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Wood’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1232) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Forrest's Cavalry Corps Tablet (MT-477) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Polk's Brigade Tablet (MT-1204) (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-1086.



Comments about this monument:
This is a standard shell monument indicating the location of a Army Level Headquarters. The monument was designed by E. E. Betts and constructed between 1893 and 1895. This shell monument is 7'10" 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, blue (union), metal plaque identifying the HQ site .The square base is made up of artillery shells: 7 wide by 7 deep. It is 7 layers tall.


Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 14:55:15
3. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
 
Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:25:40
4. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 01, 2017. This page has been viewed 93 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 01, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 07/01/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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