CONFEDERATE GREEEN 10TH TENNESSEE REGIMENT by Gnatek

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CONFEDERATE GREEN - 10TH TENNESSEE REGIMENT - CSA by Michael Gnatek. Signed, numbered, limited edition art print. Limited to only 750 in the edition. Mint condition with certificate of authenticity. Insured delivery in the continental US is $ 20.00. sold originally FOR $ 150.00. Measures 21" x 30".

The 10th Tennessee Infantry was organized at Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, in May of 1861, just a few weeks after the first shot was fired at Fort Sumpter. Adolphus Heiman was Colonel of the regiment. Other regimental officers were:

Randall W. McGavock, Lieutenant Colonel William Grace, Major John Handy* , Adjutant, succeeded by LaFayette McConnico* W. F. Beatty, Sergeant Major Rev. Father Henry Vincent Brown, Chaplain Dr. Alfred Voorhies, Surgeon Dr. Dixon Horton, Assistant Surgeon John McLaughlin, Quartermaster Felix Abby, Assistant Commissary Subsistence

* Giles Countians

The 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was organized with 10 companies. Company H was organized at Pulaski, Tennessee, composed of men from Giles County. Company officers were:

Lewis T. Waggoner, Captain, succeeded by John Handy John Handy, First Lieutenant, succeeded by LaFayette McConnico LaFayette McConnico, Second Lieutenant _____ McCoy, Brevet Second Lieutenant

In July, 1861, the 10th Tennessee was reported with 720 men armed with flintlock muskets. When accepted into the service of the Confederate States of America, the regiment was reorganized and the Giles County company was designated Company I. This regiment remained at Fort Henry from the time of its organization in May, 1861, perfecting itself in drill and discipline, until the bombardment by Federal forces on February 6, 1862. The artillery bombardment lasted about four hours.

T was no infantry engagement. Before the white flag of surrender was hoisted, Confederate General Tilghman ordered the infantry forces to withdraw and fall back to Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. After wading a number of streams swollen by rain and snow, and being constantly harassed by Federal cavalry, the Confederate infantry reached the presumed safety of Fort Donelson late that night.

The fighting at Fort Donelson started on February 13, 1862, and lasted until the surrender on February 16. The 10th Tennessee fought in Heiman's Brigade, composed of the 10th, 42nd, 48th, and 53rd (Alfred H. Abernathy) Tennessee Infantry Regiments, Maney's Tennessee Battery, and the 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment, totaling about 1600 men.

The 10th Tennessee Infantry suffered severe losses and earned the sobriquet of "The Bloody Tenth." After the surrender of Fort Donelson, the field and staff officers were taken as prisoners of war to Fort Warren. The line officers were taken to Johnson's Island. The non-commissioned officers and privates were taken to Camp Douglas, Illinois. At Camp Douglas they were treated with atrocious barbarity in numerous ways, even to the extent of shooting through the barracks at night, killing and wounding prisoners asleep in their bunks.

The captured Confederates left Camp Douglas in September, 1862, and were taken down the Mississippi River to Vicksburg, Mississippi, w they were exchanged on the 24th of that month. The 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was reorganized at Clinton, Mississippi, on October 2, 1862. Colonel Randall W. McGavock succeeded Colonel Heiman as commander of the regiment. (Colonel Heiman died in November, 1862, and Colonel McGavock was killed at Raymond, Mississippi, in May, 1863.)

The Giles County company was reorganized as Company E. About ten days after the reorganization the regiment was ordered to Holly Springs, Mississippi, and placed in the brigade commanded by General John Gregg of Texas. Gregg's Brigade consisted of the 3rd/30th Consolidated, 10th/41st Consolidated, 50th, and 51st Tennessee Infantry Regiments, and the 1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion.

From Holly Springs the brigade was ordered to Water Valley, w they were reviewed by President Davis, thence to Tip...

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