Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gresham's Division



Marker ID: GHM 044-43
Location: Memorial Drive near East Side Dr, East Atlanta
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.848    W 084° 20.412
  33.747466    -84.3402
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2DK0
Gresham's Division Marker  



Text:

July 20, 1864. Brig. Gen. Walter Q. Gresham´s 4th div., leading the advance of the 17th A.C. [Union] against Wheeler´s Cav. [Confed.] & forcing it W. to Leggett´s Hill, halted here at sundown.

Leggett´s 3d div. was brought forward & would have moved against Wheeler´s position one-half mile W. but for the failure to get orders.

While making a personal reconnaissance of Wheeler´s position in his front, Gresham received a wound that ended his military service. In 1893-1895 he was Secretary of State in President Grover Cleveland´s Cabinet.

044-43 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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