Calamity at Gettysburg – Company E, 11th North Carolina

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Calamity at Gettysburg
Company E, 11th North Carolina
  June 30 – July 15, 1863
– Thomas Venner

On June, 30th, 1863 the men of the 11th North Carolina settled down for the night, unaware of what would occur the […]

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The 7th Tennessee Infantry in the Civil War has been released!!!!

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The 7th Tennessee Infantry in the Civil War has been released!!!
(This is Tennessee Valor; the publisher went with a different title.)
To order copies please go to –
I will personally sign your copies in honor […]

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Tennessee Valor update: June 6, 2013

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The 7th Tennessee Infantry book is another step closer to publication.
The editorial staff at McFarland Publishers has informed me publishing activities on the book continue.
It now appears the book will be released in late August […]

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The unknown Tennessee Girl – who was she?

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The Unknown Tennessee Girl
Who was this young Tennessee woman?
And who was the Tennessee soldier who held her photo in his hands as he bled to death?
Once Pickett’s Charge collapsed Union forces moved out among the […]

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Tennessee Valor publishing update

Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013


McFarland publishing has included Tennessee Valor in its 2013 Spring/Summer catalog!
All the editing has been completed and the galleys are due out in the next couple weeks.
Then the index will be created, and the book […]

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The 7th Tennessee Infantry (Company A) at Sharpsburg, MD

Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012

The 7th Tennessee Infantry went into the Sharpsburg campaign with a strength of 292. The fight at Harper’s Ferry on September 14th cost the regiment five casualties.
The rapid, 17-mile march from Harper’s Ferry to Sharpsburg […]

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Whispers from the Campfire — Writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee: August 7 – 9, 1862

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

150 years ago several 7th Tennesseans wrote about the battle of Cedar Run:
Here are their words –
August 7, 1862:
[Barry Crompton, historian] – On Thursday, August 7, Jackson’s three divisions – his old one under Winder; […]

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Tennessee Valor – Dust Jacket Front Cover

Posted on Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Tennessee Valor -The 7th Tennessee Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg
The manuscript is slowly working its way through the publication process.
The front cover now has a mock-up:
The front cover’s image is a Mathew Brady photo […]

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Echoes from the Campfire – The writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee – The Battle of Seven Pines, May 31, 1862

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Echoes from the Campfire:
The Battle of Seven Pines: May 31, 1862.
31 May 1862:
John K. Howard (Lt. Col.) letter published in the Richmond Dispatch – “…At sunset, the same  day [31 May 1862], he died in […]

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Tennessee Valor – update; 12/21/2011

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Tennessee Valor update – 12/21/2011
I have just completed editing and rewriting Chapter 11, with only one chapter to go.
Chapter 11 covered the 7th Tennessee’s experiences in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and ultimately […]

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