Death of Gen. Walker historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Death of Gen. Walker historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--DeKalb County
Location:
United States, Georgia, DeKalb County, 33.77153, -84.22641
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Glenwood Ave. at Wilkinson Dr. (at I-20 interchange) in Atlanta
Text of marker: "DEATH OF GEN. WALKER. July 22, 1864. Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker, commanding a div. of Hardee's A.C., [CSA] while directing his troops toward the battlefield, reached a close proximity to this spot at noon where, pausing to reconnoitre the area, he was shot from horse by a Federal picket. Gen. Walker was succeeded by Gen. Hugh Mercer, who deployed the div. in Sugar Cr. valley just W. of this marker. Bate's div. advanced on this side of the creek. The northward movement of these troops, far from being a rear attack on the Federals, as contemplated, struck 2 divs. of the Federal 16th A.C. which happened to be in their front (at Clay St. & Memorial Dr.). 044-51 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_death-of-gen
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_death-of-gen
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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