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rolina regiment, and was wounded near Atlanta. He is now a resident of Greenville county. William P. Gresham went with his parents to Greenville county when he was two years old, and that county has been his home ever since. In early manhood he learned the trade of a mechanic and later taught school for some four or five years, before the war. He was teaching when the war began, but resigned his position and at once volunteered as a private in the Davis Guard, Company F, Hampton legion, June 1, 1861. He served with the same command throughout the whole war, being promoted to orderly-sergeant, then to third and finally to second lieutenant. He participated in the battles of First Manassas, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Cedar Run, Thoroughfare Gap, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Raccoon Valley, siege of Knoxville, Bean's Station, Dandridge, and numerous skirmishes. He was slightly wounded at Second Manassas. He made a brave soldier and fought throughout the whole stru