Monument

Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument

Sept. 20, 1863, 2 to 6 pm

Battle of Chickamauga



Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:51:08
1. Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument
 

Inscription:
Headquarters
Buckner's Corps
Major General Simon Boliver Buckner
September 20, 1863, 2 to 6 p.m.



Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:51:14
2. Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument
 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.0686  W 85° 15.6333. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road near  N 34° 55.0747  W 85° 15.6433 .
Be careful when crossing Lafayette Road. There is a lot of through traffic.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-441) (a few steps from this marker) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (Is only 71 feet away) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (Is only 77 feet away) ; Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-429) (Is only 89 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (Is only 94 feet away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (about 168 feet away) ; Mc Nair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1194) (about 378 feet away) ; Bate's Brigade Tablet (MT-1129) (about 531 feet away) ; Negley’s Division Tablet (MT-511) (about 565 feet away) ; Wood’s Division Tablet (MT-536) (about 570 feet away) ; 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque (MT-935) (about 573 feet away) ; 100th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-718) (about 579 feet away) ; Buell’s Brigade Plaque (MT-560) (about 585 feet away) ; Robertson’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1209) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-841) (approx. 0.2 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-445.



Comments about this monument:
This is a standard shell monument indicating the location of a Corps 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.


Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:51:32
3. Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument
 
Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
4. Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument
View of the monument on the northeast corner of the Brotherton Road intersection, as seen from west side of the Lafayette Road. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 24, 2017. This page has been viewed 12 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 July 25, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 24, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 07/24/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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