Located on the southeast corner of Grant Park are remnants of Confederate inner line fortifications built in 1863 to defend Atlanta from a Union siege. It was part of a 13-mile defense line around the city, which withstood six weeks of battle before falling to the Union. The site, which was a redoubt, is named after Major General William Henry Talbot Walker, who was killed during the battle.


  • The site is located on the southeastern corner of Grant Park.
    The site is located on the southeastern corner of Grant Park.
  • Closeup of the fortifications.
    Closeup of the fortifications.
"Fort Walker." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed October 6, 2017.  https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=10236.

Galloway, Tammy. "Grant Park." New Georgia Encyclopedia. May 25, 2004. Last Updated May 31, 2016. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/counties-cities-neighborhoods/grant-park.

Photos: Felch Dumas, via The Historical Marker Database