Echoes from the Campfire – The writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee: May 19 – May 28, 1862

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

 
Echoes from the Campfire – The writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee:
May 19 – May 28, 1862
Chronicling the events leading up to the battle of Seven Pines, May 31, 1862:
19 May 1862:
Thomas […]

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Tennessee Valor – Writing Update, Nov. 17, 2011

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Writing update
I am working on the rewrite of chapter 5, having completed rewrites of the first four chapters. The first four chapters total 108 pages and some 40,000 words. Chapter 5 describes […]

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7th Tennessee – November 10-11, 1861

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011

 
Writings of men of the 7th Tennessee: November 10-11, 1861
10 November 1861:
David Phillips- [outside Huntersville, WV] – “Had to go on picket. Went about two and a half miles from camps up Greenbrier river. There were ten […]

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Tennessee Valor — The battle of Seven Pines Casualty Analysis

Posted on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Battle of Seven Pines Casualty Analysis
The 7th Tennessee suffered 157 recorded casualties (wounded or killed) at the battle of Seven Pines (5/31/1862). A quick analysis of the body locations will reveal a hint at the […]

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Tennessee Valor — Update: Part 2, October 6, 2011

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

TENNESSEE VALOR: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at Gettysburg – update part 2
I’ve completed the entire rough draft!
I am now taking a couple weeks off and then will work through the manuscript, editing and preparing a […]

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Tennessee Valor — Update, September 18, 2011

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2011

TENNESSEE VALOR : The 7th Tennessee Infantry at Gettysburg
 
I have just begun the final chapter of Tennessee Valor. This chapter is a description of the last months’ of trench warfare outside of Petersburg, the 7th’s […]

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7th Tennessee Infantry — September 12 -14, 1861

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2011

September 12, 1861: Cheat Mountain Summary, (West) Virginia
Although all of Lee’s troops had been in their assigned positions the coordinated attack never occurred. Apparently, it had been up to Col. Rust, leading the 3rd Arkansas […]

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Tennessee Valor – Enlistments, 1864-1865 (Part 2)

Posted on Monday, September 5th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Enlistments – Part 2: 1864-65
The recruiters must have learned something from their dismal 1863 recruitment practices because the replacements added to the 7th Tennessee from the 1864 conscriptions and volunteer enlistment proved […]

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7th Tennessee Infantry — August 29, 1861 : western Virginia

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

7th Tennessee Infantry — August 29, 1861 :  western Virginia
The rain continued. Captain John Goodner, who was in Company F with Jeremiah, wrote a letter to Lizzie Floyd, dated 29 August 1861- “I expected and […]

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Tennessee Valor — Writing Update, August 28, 2011 : Part 1

Posted on Sunday, August 28th, 2011

 
Tennessee Valor: Update, August 28, 2011
The website received its 2,000th visit yesterday. Hurray, and thanks so much for taking the time to support this endeavor!
My writing continues unabated, with hurricane Irene not able to do […]

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