Guarding the RailroadIn 1861, Germantown was divided between secessionists and unionists until the news of Fort Sumter and President Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers tilted the balance in favor of secession. Germantown women announced on April 26, "We?offer to the (Confederate) soldiers of Germantown all the assistance in our power with our needles, and promise also to aid in the care and sustenance of their families during their absence. And should the war approach our own homes, we will watch over the sick and wounded (through strangers) as our own brothers or fathers." Local men and other county residents formed the 4th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A., which trained briefly at Germantown and later fought in such important battles as Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Nashville.
|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||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 243718 N 3886295|
|Decimal Degrees||35.08690000, -89.81110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 5.214', W 89° 48.666'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 5' 12.84" N, 89° 48' 39.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2276 West St, Germantown TN 38138, US|
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