Mount Pleasant in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Bigby Greys
Story of Service
The Bigby Greys became Co. C, 3rd Tennessee Infantry. The company first fought at Fort Donelson in February 1862, surrendered, and was imprisoned at Camp Douglas near Chicago. It was paroled in September 1862 and exchanged in November at Vicksburg. It remained in Mississippi during Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign and fought in the battles around Port Hudson, Vicksburg, and Raymond.
Late in 1863, the regiment fought conspicuously in the Battle of Chickamauga, losing half its already depleted strength. It fought at Missionary Ridge and all through the Atlanta campaign, then marched north with Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s army as it moved into Tennessee. On November 26, the remainder of the Bigby Greys marched quickly by this spot. The 3rd Infantry, which
This small remnant soldiered on through the rest of the war, fighting in the last battle at Bentonville, North Carolina. The unit was surrendered on April 26, 1865 and then paroled on May 1 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
(lower left) Camp Douglas, Harper’s Weekly, April 5, 1862
(upper center) Lt. Johnson Long (left) in Greys uniform Courtesy Mary Clark Long
(upper right) Capturing Confederate artillery on Missionary Ridge, Harper’s Weekly, January 2, 1864
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 32.053′ N, 87° 12.437′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Tennessee Route 166/243) and Hay Long Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant TN 38474, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rattle and Snap Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church Delaying Forrest (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. John's (approx. 4.7 miles away); Forrest and Capron (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sam Watkins (approx. 5.7 miles away); Frierson Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Jonathan Webster (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.