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Gresham's Division

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
1. Gresham's Division Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Brig. Gen. Walter Q. Gresham's 4th div., leading the advance of the 17th A.C. (US) against Wheeler's Cav. (CS) & 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 on-half mile W. but for 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.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-043.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.853′ N, 84° 20.421′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is on Memorial Drive SE (County Route 154) 0.1 miles east of Memorial Terrace SE, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McPherson's Last Ride (a few steps from this marker); Death of McPherson (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Ground --1864
Gresham's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
2. Gresham's Division Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Fuller's Div.16th A.C. (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. half a mile away); Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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