Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 one-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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1864.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (approx. ¼ mile away); 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); Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . . Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.