Death of General Walker

July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

Death of General Walker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on
1. Death of General Walker

July 22, 1864. Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker, commanding a div. of Hardee´s A.C., while directing his troops toward the battlefield, reached a close proximity to this spot at noon where, pausing to reconnoiter the area, he was shot from horse by a Federal picket.

Gen. Walker was succeeded by Gen. Hugh Mercer, who deployed the div. in Sugar Cr. valley just W. of this marker. Bate´s div. advanced on this side of the creek. The northward movement of these troops, far from being a rear attack on the Federals, as contemplated, struck 2 divs. of the Federal 16th A.C. which happened to be in their front (at Clay St. & Memorial Dr.).

044-51 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Death of General Walker, click photo to enlarge.
By David Seibert, on 2008/11/08 15:30:10
2. Death of General Walker

This monument markers the location of a were the solder was killed or wounded.

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-51

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.399  W 84° 19.626. Map it

To reach this monument:
The monument stands in the Glenwood Triangle Park at the intersection of Glenwood Ave and Wilkerson Dr, Decatur, GA.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 14 monuments nearby.

Gen. Walker Monument (Is only 43 feet away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (about 112 feet away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (about 121 feet away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Walker Individual on the battlefield

Glenwood Triangle sign, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 12:50:59
3. Glenwood Triangle sign
General Walker Memorial, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 12:50:40
4. General Walker Memorial

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Marker
Level: Individual
Military Arm: None Selected


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