The Wigfall Grays

The Wigfall Grays (HM16WD)

Location: Collierville, TN 38017 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.537', W 89° 39.885'

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4th Tennessee Infantry Co C

On 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.
HM NumberHM16WD
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed ByErected by Sons of Confederate Veterans Wigfall Greys Camp 1560
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 256932 N 3880979
Decimal Degrees35.04228333, -89.66475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.537', W 89° 39.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 32.22" N, 89° 39' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)901, 662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-52 N Rowlett St, Collierville TN 38017, US
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