Colonel David McMurry Donnell
Commanding Officer 16th Tennessee

He came from Jefferson County, Fla.

Was President of Cumberland Female College in McMinnville before the war.

He enlisted in the army 28 May 1861.

Originally became Captain of F Company.

During the reorganization of May 1862 he was elected Lieutenant Colonel.

After Colonel Savage's resignation in 1863 he was promoted to Colonel of the Regiment on 27 May 1863.

Was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, 19-20 September, and was in hospital in Macon GA from 8 October 1864 untill 24 October1864 . 

Surrendered on the 10 May 1865 at Tallahassee, Fla.