Wayne County during the Civil WarThe residents of Wayne County supported the Union almost unanimously until the fighting began. After the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the majority in the northern portion of the county shifted their allegiance to the Confederacy, while most residents of the southern portion remained loyal to the Union. Both sides raised companies during the war. The first companies supporting the Confederacy became part of Col. Jacob B. Biffle's 9th the Tennessee Cavalry. Local Unionist joined Co. A, 10th Tennessee Cavalry at first and later formed the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry under Col. John Murphy.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 432810 N 3892629|
|Decimal Degrees||35.17436667, -87.73786667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 10.462', W 87° 44.272'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 10' 27.72" N, 87° 44' 16.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 203 E Broadway St, Collinwood TN 38450, US|
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