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Near Decatur in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Walker & Bate At Sugar Cr.

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. Walker & Bate At Sugar Creek Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Walker’s & Bate’s divs. of Hardee’s A.C. (CS) enroute to the rear of the 17th A.C. (US) in E. Atlanta, detoured here along the W. bank of the creek to keep contact with Cleburne’s & Maney’s divs. (CS) moving upon the Federal left flank via Flat Shoals Rd., ¾ mile W.

This detour was in sequence with the misdirected march of Cleburne’s & Maney’s troops & it entailed a circuitous by-passing of Terry’s mill pond, northward of which, Walker’s & Bate’s divs. found Federal forces squarely across their front. Gen. Walker was killed at the upper end of the pond while bringing his troops forward to the battlefield.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 43.687′ N, 84° 19.214′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Fayetteville Road 0.3 miles south of Fay St, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardee at Road Fork (approx. 0.8 miles
Walker & Bate At Sugar Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Walker & Bate At Sugar Creek Marker
away); Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away); Death of General Walker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bate’s Battle Line (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 1½ miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. 1½ miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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