Dresden in Weakley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Monument
of Weakley County,
Weakley County Confederate soldiers participated in all the western battles among which are: Belmont, Donaldson, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Okalona, Guntown, Harrisburg, Franklin, Nashville, and Bentonville.
Furl that banner,
true ‘tis gory
yet ‘tis wreathed
around with Glory,
and ‘twill live in
song and story,
though its folds
are in the dust.
Weakley County furnished three companies of the 1st and one company each of the 9th, 15th, 27th, 33rd, and 51st Tenn. 9th Infantry regiments, four companies of cavalry and numbers of soldiers to other companies in the Confederate Service.
Location. 36° 17.514′ N, 88° 42.522′ W. Marker is in Dresden, Tennessee, in Weakley County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 89) and North Poplar Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Monument is located at the southwest corner of the Weakley County Courthouse Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 West Main Street, Dresden TN 38225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weakley County (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bethel College (approx. 15.2 miles away); Harris-Collier-Holland Farm (approx. 15.3 miles away); James Monroe McKenzie (approx. 15.4 miles away); McKenzie's Station (approx. 15.4 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 15.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Capt. R.J. Dew – 9th TN Infantry, Confederate Veteran, Weakley County, Tennessee. “I was sick; cold; wet; hungry; and sleepy; picture as bad as you can and we were in worse condition… the Yankees were good to us knowing the country we had to pass through every fourth man was allowed his gun… long march over mountains to Greenville Tennessee. Then we were given transportation to Nashville, Tennessee, thence by boat to Paducah, Ky rail to Mayfield, Ky then foot home, arriving June 4, 1865.” (Submitted on December 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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