Atlanta in Dekalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 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 912 times since then and 6 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.