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Death of General Walker

 
 
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By Michael Dover
1. Death of Gen. Walker Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker, commanding a div. of Hardee's A.C., (CS) 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.).
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.405′ N, 84° 19.623′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue (Georgia Route 260) and Wilkenson Dr SE, on the right when traveling west on Glenwood Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terry's Mill Pond (within shouting
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By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Death of General Walker Marker
The date of the visit was July 23 2008, and the marker was missing at this time. On the day after the 144th anniversary of his death. There was a flower bouquet at the base of the Canon monument in memorandum.
distance of this marker); Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate’s Battle Line (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); 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 Div.16th A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The text is courtesy of Carl Vinson Institute of Government website.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Death of Gen. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover
3. Death of Gen. Walker Marker
Death of Gen. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover
4. Death of Gen. Walker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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