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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011
Tennessee Valor — writing update
I have resumed the final editing and writing, now that the Thanksgiving holidays are over and my schedule has returned to normal.
I have completed Chapter 7, which follows the 7th Tennessee [...]
Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011
Writing update – TENNESSEE VALOR: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg: Part 2
This is the second and final segment describing the 7th Tennessee in Pickett’s Charge:
Colonel Fite wrote that only half of his [...]
Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Walking Pickett’s Charge
7th Tennessee’s route
I have taken this walk to experience that ground that the men of the 7th had to cover. The weather is cool and extremely overcast. It has been raining fairly [...]
Posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
The Writing Process – Tennessee Valor (Chapter 1)
I rewrote Chapter 1 during the past 12 hours. My goal was to create and strengthen the historical personalities with which I want to narrate the 7th Tennessee’s [...]
Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
The Writing Process–Tennessee Valor
11 hours over 3 days of writing enabled me to complete a workable draft of chapter 1 (around 5,000 words), and begin chapter 2 (around 2,400 words).
Chapter 1 opens with the 7th [...]
Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
The first day of writing; the review and research phase of the project is complete.
The first paragraph, and the first sentence are always the most difficult to write. I don’t [...]
Posted on Friday, December 24th, 2010
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Bullets & Beans)
I enjoyed 5 hours of research trying to determine the answer to two questions;
1) How many men supported the combat soldiers?
And 2) how many wagons did the [...]