The 7th Tennessee Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

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Date published – 2013
Page count – 244
Maps included – 12
Photos – 12
Notes, Bibliography, Index included.

This book follows the 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment from their May 1861 mustering-in to the war’s final moments at Appomattox in April 1865. It is an intensely personal account based upon the Tennesseans’ letters, journals, memoirs, official reports, personnel records and family histories. It is a powerful account of courage and sacrifice.

The men (a full roster is included) changed from exhilarated volunteers to battle-hardened veterans. They had eagerly rushed to join up, “anxious to confront the enemy on the battle front.” Later, amid the grim realities, the Tennesseans stayed with their comrades and carried out their responsibilities. Rifleman Tom Holloway wrote, “I went into this measure with the conviction that it was my imperative duty.” Eventually, as the war destroyed the Tennesseans, Lt. Ferguson Harris wrote simply, “I wonder who will be the last of us to go?”


BOOK REVIEW: John Fletcher (July 29, 2013)

Finished reading your book today, it was very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.  The listing of the men and their fates as each battle progressed gave the reader a very personal feel and connection to this regiment. Thank you so much as it added more information about the situations that my great-great grandfather faced. God bless.


BOOK REVIEW: Ted Teodoro (August 2, 2013)

Thomas Venner’s latest book on the American Civil War was just published. It is a regimental history of the 7th Tennessee Infantry, a unit that saw action throughout the war including the campaigns in Antietam, Gettysburg, and the final defense of Petersburg. The 7th TN held the center in the famous Pickett’s Charge which is covered in the book. Definitely, the author will put you right within the ranks and make your heart pound. I was one of the test readers prior to publication and I gave it two thumbs up for being meticulously researched and for its flowing narrative. I strongly recommend this book to every Civil War reader.


BOOK REVIEW: Susan Anderson (August 3, 2013)

Wow!  Your book arrived today.  I opened it immediately and then spent an hour looking at it. You’ve done a great job putting all the pieces together and documenting all of it.  Seeing Andrew’s photo in your book was a nice surprise. Can’t really describe how it felt to see the photo- some mixed emotions. I think he’s been waiting 150 years to see it.

4 Responses to
“The 7th Tennessee Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster”

  • Tom Bolton says: July 22nd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    In honor of all my Bolton relatives that served Tennessee and the Confederacy in the Civil War I would like to order a copy.

  • Alan R. Lee says: July 24th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Good to meet you. My ancestors served in the ANV, “C” Co. 7th TN. INF from here in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. I think your book will be amazing.
    Forever in Dixie,
    Alan R. Lee
    Gallatin, Tennessee

  • janelle pierce says: September 2nd, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    My great-grandfather served with the 7th from the beginning to end at Appomatox as he was one of the survivors – Robert Whitlock. I am anxious to read the book as my brother and I followed his battles in Tenn. a few years ago and found it so interesting. If he had not survived, we would not be here as my grandfather was born after he returned home.

  • Shellie Morgan says: February 9th, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I’m very interested in this book, but I’m not exactly sure if any info about a certain solider is within it. I’m looking for info on Private James F. Cheek that was within the Civil War. He joined the 7th Regiment Infantry E Company of Tennessee for a year before reenlisting in VA which he died in the battle of Chancellorsville VA. Idk how he died in that battle, but he is possibly my 3rd Great Grandfather which it is known my 3rd Great Grandma didn’t marry him just only had a kid with. So whatever info you may have on him could possibly help me.

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