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. [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. ┬áIn 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.