4th Tennessee Infantry Co COn April 15, 1861, eighty men from Collierville organized the Wigfall grays to oppose President Lincoln's call for volunteers to invade the South. The company was named in honor of Senator Louis T. Wigfall who was well known for his eloquent speeches advocating the Southern cause of state's rights. The women of Collierville made uniforms for the men and presented them with a handsewn Confederate Flag made of silk. On August 17, 1861, the men of the company swore their oath of allegiance and formally joined the Confederate Army as Company C, 4th Tennessee Infantry.The Wigfall Grays fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the War for Southern Independence, including Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw, Dalton, Resaca, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series|
|Placed By||Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans Wigfall Greys Camp 1560|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 256932 N 3880979|
|Decimal Degrees||35.04228333, -89.66475000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 2.537', W 89° 39.885'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 2' 32.22" N, 89° 39' 53.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||901, 662|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-52 N Rowlett St, Collierville TN 38017, US|
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