Historic Markers Across Georgia

Death of Gen. Walker

Marker ID: GHM 044-51
Location: Glenwood Ave at Wilkinson Dr (at I-20 Interchange)
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.399    W 084° 19.626
  33.739983    -84.3271
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6XN6
Death of Gen. Walker  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


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.).


General Walker Memorial
Death of Gen. Walker