7th Tennessee Infantry — August 23-24, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The 7th Tennessee Infantry was in western Virginia in August 1861.

 

7th Tennessee Infantry–

August 23, 1861—

At Big Springs, Col. Hatton wrote that there had been rain for all but three days of the past three weeks. He searched for a better campsite for the 7th and found a place a mile up the mountain road.

Back home in Tennessee, “Governor Isham Harris … appealed to mothers, wives and daughters for clothing and blankets for the soldiers in the field.” It seems unlikely that any of the articles gathered from this appeal would make their way to the Tennessee regiments in Virginia, but it is illustrative of the on-going challenge to keep the troops properly supplied and equipped.

E. B. Long, “The Civil War Day by Day” (Doubleday and Co., New York, 1971), page 111.

Miles traveled since leaving Tennessee: 329

Order of Command:

Army of the Northwest: Lee

Loring’s Division

Anderson’s Brigade

 

August 24, 1861—

There was a break in the rainfall, and there was even some sunshine!! But down in a hollow between two mountains the sun would be late to rise over the eastern mountain and early to set over the western one. Col. Hatton reported that last night about half of the Regiment moved to the new campsite he found, with the rest expected to follow today.

James V. Drake, “The Life of General Robert Hatton”, (Marshall & Bruce, Nashville, Tennessee, 1867), page 377.

Miles traveled since leaving Tennessee: 329

Order of Command:

Army of the Northwest: Lee

Loring’s Division

Anderson’s Brigade

 

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