James Bethel Gresham
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1893
Date of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: United States Army (World War I)
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Grapple
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Nationality: Confederate States
Date of Death: 1914
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Military Branch: Confederate States Army (Great War)
James Bethel Gresham (August 23, 1893 - November 3, 1917) of Evansville, Indiana (originally from Kentucky) was among the first American soldiers killed during World War I. Prior to that, Gresham participated in General John Pershing's pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico.

James Bethel Gresham in Southern VictoryEdit

James Bethel Gresham (1893-1914) was a Confederate soldier from Kentucky. He was one of the first Confederates killed during the Great War. The James Bethel Gresham Memorial Bridge between the towns of Calhoun and Rumsey, Kentucky was named in his honor.[1]


  1. The Grapple, pg. 238.