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
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.