Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.

Battle of Atlanta

Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr., click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/12/17 10:57:56
1. Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.

Walker & Bate At Sugar Cr.

July 22, 1864. Walker´s & Bate´s divisions of Hardee´s A.C. enroute to the rear of the 17th A.C. in East Atlanta, detoured here along the West bank of the creek to keep contact with Cleburne´s & Maney´s divisions moving upon the Federal left flank via Flat Shoals Road, 3/4 mile West.

This detour was in sequence with the misdirected march of Cleburne´s & Maney´s troops and it entailed a circuitous by-passing of Terry´s mill pond, northward of which, Walker´s & Bate´s divisions found Federal forces squarely across their front. General Walker was killed at the upper end of the pond while bringing his troops forward to the battlefield.

044-55 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-55

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 43.686  W 84° 19.2168. Map it

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Hardee at Road Fork (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 1 miles away) ; Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 1.5 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 1.5 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 1.6 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 1.6 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1.6 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 1.6 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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


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