Major General William H.T. Walker C.S.A.- Atlanta, GA
Posted by: GA Cacher
N 33° 44.399 W 084° 19.622
16S E 747626 N 3736536
Quick Description: This monument is located in The Glenwood Triangle, in the City of Atlanta, in the middle of Wilkerson and Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 3:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DJP
On the front it reads:
" In memory of Maj.Gen. William H.T. Walker, C.S.A."
On the back of the monument it reads:
"Born November 26, 1816; killed on this spot July 22,1864."
This upturned cannon marks the spot where General William H. T. Walker, an Augusta native was shot from his horse by a Federal picket. In an area bounded by Memorial Drive, Clifton, Glenwood and Moreland was where the major part of the Battle of Atlanta was fought, July 22, 1864. Memorial Drive and Clifton is where Hardee’s right wing was repulsed in an unexpected clash with Sweeny’s 16th Atlanta Campaign division. This was followed by an assault of Hardee’s left wing which crushed the left of the 17th A.C. at Flat Shoals Road and Glenwood and dislodged the right of the 16th A.C., forcing them north to a second line east of Leggett’s Hill. Eight hours of battle in which two Major Generals, Walker and McPherson, were killed. They were the first casualties of the battle. Walker was succeeded by General Hugh Mercer, who deployed the division at Sugar Creek valley just west of this monument.