Historic Markers Across Georgia

Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr.

Marker ID: GHM 044-55
Location: Fayetteville Rd just north of Pine Trail at Sugar Creek
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 43.686    W 084° 19.217
  33.7281    -84.32028
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2T5G
Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr. Marker  


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

This detour was in sequence with the misdirected march of Cleburne´s & Maney´s troops and it entailed a circuitous by-passing of Terry´s mill pond, northward of which, Walker´s & Bate´s divisions found Federal forces squarely across their front. General Walker was killed at the upper end of the pond while bringing his troops forward to the battlefield.

GHM 044-55 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956