Gresham's Division

Gresham's Division (HM5IL)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30317 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.853', W 84° 20.421'

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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 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.
HM NumberHM5IL
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-043
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746371 N 3737343
Decimal Degrees33.74755000, -84.34035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.853', W 84° 20.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 51.18" N, 84° 20' 25.26" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1458 GA-154, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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