The article is unexpected and puts out so many details, it’s hard to just grasp upon reading it one time. The Colonel of the Division was named Grace.
The colonel of the 10th Tennessee, William Grace, was among those who went down in the attack. The stretcher-bearers and Father Bliemel found him, and the 32-year-old priest knelt beside the Colonel to hear his confession. While pronouncing the words of absolution, the priest was suddenly struck in the head and fell dead on top of Colonel Grace.
Though unrelated to the story, I just found out that the brother of John Wilkes Booth may have saved Robert Lincoln in an accident.
Edwin Booth saved Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert, from serious injury or even death. The incident occurred on a train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey. The exact date of the incident is uncertain, but it is believed to have taken place in late 1864 or early 1865, shortly before Edwin’s brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Lincoln.
Fascinating detail I thought I’d add.