Sons of Erin (10th Tennessee) 3’x5′ Polyester flag with canvas header & brass grommets.
The unlucky 10th Tennessee Infantry was organized in 1861, just a few weeks after the first shot was fired at Fort Sumpter. The “Sons of Erin’s” motto was “Go where Glory Waits You.” At the fighting at Fort Donelson the 10th Tennessee suffered severe losses and earned the nickname of “The Bloody Tenth.” After the surrender of Fort Donelson, the field and staff officers were taken as prisoners of war, moved to Fort Warren and Camp Douglas where they received cruel treatment, but were eventually exchanged in 1862. The reunited 10th Brigade was then ordered to Vicksburg where they suffered another bloody defeat at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou. They continued to fight for the losing cause until the end of the war. There were less than 100 men left in the 10th Tennessee Infantry at the closing of the war, and every one of them had been wounded, many times.