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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.


  • Source: Charles Geiger
  • Marker: Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.
  • Location: Fayetteville Rd. just north of Pine Trail at Sugar Creek

WALKER & BATE AT SUGAR CR.

July 22, 1864. Walker’s & Bate’s divs. of Hardee’s A.C. [CSA] enroute to the rear of the 17th A.C. [USA] in E. Atlanta, detoured here along the W. bank of the creek to keep contact with Cleburne’s & Maney’s divs. [CSA] moving upon the Federal left flank via Flat Shoals Rd., 3/4 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.

044-55 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956