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Collierville in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Confederate Soldiers Memorial

Confederate Soldiers Memorial (side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
1. Confederate Soldiers Memorial (side A)
Inscription.  To those who gave so much to their cause during the great conflict. Brave men lie beneath this ground; some in mass graves near the battlefields where they fell, some in lonely unmarked graves, and some in untended cemeteries across the south. The fifty-seven we honor here made Collierville their home. Most of these men were members of the Wigfall Gray's Company that was formed in this community and who returned after the war to become valued citizens. One is an unknown Confederate soldier who fell here during the Battle of Collierville. These men campaigned far from home against an overwhelming invading army. These southern patriots exhibited indomitable spirit and honor, surviving in defeat despite a vindictive occupying force which plundered their property and stole their suffrage. May their deeds, service, and sacrifice never be forgotten.

Sleep sweetly in your humble graves,
Heroes who died in your tattered gray
Yours is a deathless fame
For honor never dies.

Confederate Soldiers Buried Here
W. M. Alexander • William Allbright • Thomas Alley • Adelphus Applewhite
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• William Thomas Atkinson • James Thomas Biggs • Boyd Clay Bledsoe • John W. Brown • Merritt R. Brown • William J. Brown • William H. Bruton • Dr. John W. Buchanan • Wiley T. Cargill • Thomas H. Carruthers • Gus H. Crewdson • James R. Delauney • John F. Dudney Sr. • James Baxter Fisher • James Henry Fisher • Joseph L. Granberry • Richard Robert R. Hall • Hezekiah Summerfield Halley • John Washington Halley • Delos A. Harrell • Madison W. Harris • J.M. Harris • John A. Holden • Frank M. Hughes • James W.V. Hughes • John P. Humphreys • William C. Jenkins, Jr. • John Thomas Joyner • James Watson Kelsey • Felix Kirk • Dr. Benjamin W. Lauderdale • J. H. Mangum • John G. McCalla • Thomas Theodore McDonald • John S. McFerrin • Melvin S. McFerrin • John Lawrence Moore • Thad D. Morris • Thomas Jefferson Morris • John R. Norfleet • James M. Northcross • William T. Pate • Colin P. Person, Jr. • W. T. Price • George R. Scott • Charles T. Smith • Nathan W. Smith • George W. Stamps • Albert Suggs • Thomas L. Taylor • John H. Walker • Dr. A. Webb • Joseph H. Williams • Robert N.J. Wilson • Unknown Confederate Soldier
Erected 1997 by Wigfall Geys Camp 1560, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the
Confederate Soldiers Memorial (side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
2. Confederate Soldiers Memorial (side B)
Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
Location. 35° 2.061′ N, 89° 39.635′ W. Marker is in Collierville, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Memorial can be reached from South Mount Pleasant Road south of Keough Road, on the right when traveling south. Memorial is in Magnolia Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 S Mt Pleasant Rd, Collierville TN 38017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ridge of the attack (approx. half a mile away); Joseph A. Campbell House (approx. half a mile away); Memphis & Charleston Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Collierville (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Wigfall Grays (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Collierville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Collierville, Tenn. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Collierville, Tennessee Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collierville.
Additional keywords. Lost Cause mythology
Confederate Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tracy Marsteller, June 25, 2022
3. Confederate Soldiers Memorial
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2022. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 326 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2022.

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