Gresham’s Division

Gresham’s Division

Year Erected: 1956

Marker Text: July 20, 1864. Brig. Gen. Walter Q. Gresham’s 4th div., leading the advance of the 17th A. C. [USA] against Wheeler’s Cav. [CSA] & forcing it W. to 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.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Memorial Drive, east of Whitefoord Avenue in Atlanta.