Walker’s Division in Sugar Creek Valley
- Source: Charles Geiger
- Marker: Walker’s Division in Sugar Creek Valley
- Location: Glenwood Ave. just west of I-20 interchange in Atlanta
WALKER’S DIVISION IN SUGAR CREEK VALLEY
July 22, 1864. Walker’s div. [CSA] (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. [CSA] 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