Death of General Walker

Death of General Walker (HM64K)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30317 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.405', W 84° 19.623'

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July 22, 1864. Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker, commanding a div. of Hardee's A.C., (CS) while directing his troops toward the battlefield, reached a close proximity to this spot at noon where, pausing to reconnoiter 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.).
HM NumberHM64K
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-51
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747625 N 3736547
Decimal Degrees33.74008333, -84.32705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.405', W 84° 19.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 24.30" N, 84° 19' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 430 Wilkinson Dr SE, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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