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Terry's Mill Pond

 
 
Terry's Mill Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
1. Terry's Mill Pond Marker
Inscription. 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, (CS) to the battlefield of July 22, 1864, which indicate that Gen. Walker was killed near the upper end of the mill pond.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-52.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.389′ N, 84° 19.617′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue SE (County Route 260) and Wilkinson Drive SE on Glenwood Avenue SE. Touch for map. Near the overpass of Interstate 20, at the south end of DeKalb Memorial Park. 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
Terry's Mill Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
2. Terry's Mill Pond Marker
of this marker. Death of General Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate’s Battle Line (was 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. ¾ mile away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. Across the street from this marker is a cannon monument in memory of Major General William H.T. Walker, C.S.A.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Major General Wm H.T. Walker, C.S.A. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
3. Major General Wm H.T. Walker, C.S.A. Monument
The cannon is a Navy 32-pounder cannon of 41 cwt.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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