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Rev Fr Emmeran Bliemel

Rev Fr Emmeran Bliemel

Birth
Regensburger Landkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 31 Aug 1864 (aged 32)
Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 8953 · View Source
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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.


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  • Added: 19 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Emmeran Bliemel (29 Sep 1831–31 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8953, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .