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DeKalb County Historical Markers

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