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 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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Tennessee Valor — Update, December 2, 2012

Posted on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Tennessee Valor – An Update:
Progress at the publishing house continues at its slow pace. Everything appears to be on schedule, just a little later than I had figured. I estimate the book will be released […]

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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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7th Tennessee Muster Roll

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012

7th Tennessee Muster Roll
The following is the entire listing of every man mustered into the 7th Tennessee:
(The number in the listing is the page # where the name will be found on the Muster Roll)
Abbott, […]

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Tennessee Valor — Update; January 16, 2012

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012

Tennessee Valor – Update: January 16, 2012
Nothing has happened for two weeks; no research, no correspondence, no map making, and no writing.
Instead—I have been sick with pneumonia; high fevers, congestion, and trying to cough away […]

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Tennessee Valor — Writing Update: December 13, 2011

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Writing Update
I have just completed rewriting and editing chapter 10, with but two chapters to go before this draft is complete. Presently, the manuscript is about 75,000 words (220 pages) with about […]

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