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 – www.thomasvenner.com/books/
I will personally sign your copies in honor [...]
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; [...]
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 [...]
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 Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Writing update – TENNESSEE VALOR: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg: Part 1
I am nearly 12,000 words into the chapter in which the 7th Tennessee takes part in what becomes known as Pickett’s [...]
Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
The Writing Process – Tennessee Valor (Chapter 3)
I have completed Chapter 3.
Length– 11,700 words
Time of writing – 27 hours
Chapter 3 covers the 7th Tennessee from the months of May 1862 to the first half of [...]
Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 2)
I am now working on Chapter 2—the story of the formation of the 7th Tennessee. Five hours of work have garnered about 2, 750 words.
The chapter focuses on [...]
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 [...]