10th Tennessee Infantry Sons of Erin, C.S.A

10th Tennessee History
Roster Company A
Battle Report, page 1
Battle Report, page 2
Men of Tenth Tennessee Photo Album
Biography of the Soldiers
Re-enactors Photo Album
Prisoners of the North
Interesting Infromation
Additional infromation
Guest Book
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Biography of the Soldiers

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William Grace
Form Nashville, Tennessee served as Captian of Company B. Reach the rank of Colonel. Lead the 10th Tennessee in the battles at New Hope Church, Atlanta, Utoy Creek, Jonesborough. Colonel Grace was mortally wounded at the battle of Jonesborough.
Adolphus Heiman
Born in Potsdam, Prussia who settle in a small German community near Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the Mexican War as Major of Tennessee Volunteers. Afterwards he went into business of construction. At the beginning of the American Civil War, Heiman was commissioned Colonel of engineers in the Tennessee Home Guards. He was put in charged of two forts on the Tennessee River.
Randal William McGavock
A fourh generation Southern American of Scott-Irish descent who was tall, handsome, and with red hair . Before his days as a soldier, he gained the titles of a lawyer, a politician, and a scholar. Born to Jacob and Louisa McGavock, who had thier hands in plantations, real estate, tobacco, cotton, and horses. They were also amoung the social leaders of Tennessee. McGavock was shot in the heart at the Battle of Raymond, he died five minutes after being shot. 
John O'Neill
A native of Ireland. Served as Captian of Company A. Ended the war Lieutenant Colonel. He was commanding the 10th at the battles of Missonary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Franklin, 3rd Murfreborough, Nashville, Bentonville.  During the Battle of Resaca, O'Neill was wounded he was shot though both lungs. He surived.
Fitzgerald Brothers
There were two twin brothers who were Irish immigrant orphans. Morris Fitzgerald (called Mo)
and his William Fitzgerald (called Willie) were identical in theirs looks and appearances. They were named the "Fighting Fitzgerald" because they fought a lot not other men but themselves. During the attack on Fort Donelson, Mo was wounded in the face, when he got up he found out that was only a scratch and kept on fighting.
Father Emmeran Bliemel
A native of Germany, was the first Catholic chaplain to be killed in action in an American War. While serving as chaplain of the 10th Tennessee Infantry and 4th Kentucky Infantry CSA was decapitated by an cannon ball during the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia. During the attack of the Confederate Army. The Colonel at the time William Grace was mortally wounded; Bliemel was kneeling before the wounded Colonel when he was hit by a connan ball.

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