Memorial Drive near East Side Dr, East Atlanta
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GRESHAM`S DIVISION July 20, 1864. Brig. Gen. Walter Q. Gresham`s 4th div., leading the advance of the 17th A.C. [Union] against Wheeler`s Cav. [Confed.] & 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 the 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. 044-43 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956