Monument

Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley

Battle of Atlanta



Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley, click photo to enlarge.
By Georgia Historical Society, on 2016/08/25 10:23:16
1. Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley
 

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Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley


July 22, 1864. Walker´s div. (Gen. Hugh Mercer, comdg.) was deployed for an attack up the valley (N.W.) on the Federal rear: Stevens´ Brigade (Col. J.C. Nisbet) on the rt.; Gist´s Brigade on the left; Mercer´s Brigade (Col. Wm. Barkuloo) in support. Bate´s div. was on the rt. E. of the Cr. It was a surprise attack -- not on the Federal rear, but on the front of Mersy´s Brigade of Sweeny´s div. with artillery, supported by one of Fuller´s brigades, all 16th A.C. troops.

Cleburne´s & Maney´s divs. struck the Federal left flank on Flat Shoals Rd. (W. of here), & drove it northward to Leggett´s Hill.

044-54 Georgia Historical Commission 1956







Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.401  W 84° 19.808. Map it


To reach this monument:
The marker is on Glenwood Ave just west of I-20 interchange, Atlanta, GA.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

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




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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 23, 2020. This page has been viewed 13 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 23, 2020. Photos: 1 was submitted on 09/23/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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