Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond

July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 12:32:14
1. Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond

July 22, 1864. Bate´s, together with Walker´s div., Hardee´s A.C., (CSA) having moved up Sugar Cr. valley W. of Terry´s mill pond, were deployed in this area for a surprise attack on Federal troops posted N.W. of here on Flat Shoals Rd.

While Bate´s div. was being hastily shifted E. of the creek, Lewis´ "Orphan Brigade" and part of Tyler´s, were subjected to random artillery fire from Federal batteries northward, when crossing the upper end of the mill pond and its swampy margin. Bate aligned his forces E. of the creek and moved N. in the wooded area to be confronted by the Federal 16th A.C.

044-53 Georgia Historic Marker 1985

Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond, click photo to enlarge.
By David Seibert, on
2. Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond
View looking east along Glenwood Ave. 

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-53

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.383  W 84° 19.6368. Map it

To reach this monument:
The marker is on Glenwood Avenue at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue (Georgia Route 260) on the right when traveling east on Glenwood Avenue.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Terry's Mill Pond (Is only 93 feet away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (about 108 feet away) ; Death of General Walker (about 112 feet away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr. (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Bate's Division on the battlefield

Comments about this monument:
Terry's Mill Pond

The flat area S. was the bed of Terry´s mill pond -- the impounded waters of Sugar Cr. Tom Terry (1823-1861) operated the grist mill that stood 800 yds. downstream. It was burned by Federal troops July 29, 1864, & was rebuilt and operated some years after the war.

The considerable area of the pond made it a notable landmark in the 1850´s - 1860´s, & further prominence attached because it is cited in military annals recording the movements of Walker´s & Bate´s divs., Hardee´s corps, [CSA] to the battlefield of July 22, 1864, which indicate that Gen. Walker was killed near the upper end of the mill pond.

GHM 044-52 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1985

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Division
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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