On July 1861, the Tenth Tennessee Regiment of Volunteers with 720 men armed with flintlock musket rifles were mustered
into the Confederate Army. Garrisoned at Fort Henry until February 1862, they left there after Federal bombardment to
Fort Donelson. On February 13, 1862 Federal forces attacked Fort Donelson, three days later the Fort surrendered.
The Tenth endured many loses, the field and staff officers who survived were captured and sent to Fort Warren; the
non-commissoned officers and privates were sent to Camp Chase and Camp Douglas, Illinios. Officers and enlisted men were exchanged
and poraled and sent down to Vicksburg, from there they transported by railway and reorganized in Clinton, Mississippi. The
men of the 10th Tennesse were gallantly involved in such battles as Raymond, Mississippi,Chickamuaga,Georgia, Missionary Ridge, Tennessee,
Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Altanta,Georgia.