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Emmeran Bliemel
Birth: Sep. 29, 1831
Death: Aug. 31, 1864

Confederate Chaplain, O.S.B. Father Bliemel, a native of Germany, was the first Catholic chaplain to be killed in action in an American war. He was killed while serving as chaplain of the 10th Tennessee Infantry and 4th Kentucky Infantry CSA, during the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia. Father Bliemel was on the battlefield following a Confederate attack, and as he knelt to pray with the mortally wounded Col. Grace of the 10th Tennessee, an enemy cannon ball struck his head and decapitated him. Bliemel was originally buried in what became the Pat Cleburne Confederate Cemetery in Jonesboro, but his remains were moved to Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1899. 

Cause of death: Decapitated by enemy cannon ball
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Tuscumbia
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 19, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8953
Emmeran Bliemel
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Emmeran Bliemel
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Emmeran Bliemel
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- Donna
 Added: Dec. 17, 2013
A Servant of the Lord. Now in His heavenly hands. Thank you.
- Jeanette / Ken Zaremba
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013
Reverand, Chaplain 10th Tenn Regiment csa
- Scrappy
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013
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