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 – www.thomasvenner.com/books/
 
I will personally sign your copies in honor [...]

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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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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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Writing update – TENNESSEE VALOR: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg: Part 2

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 [...]

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Writing update – TENNESSEE VALOR: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg: Part 1

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 [...]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 3)

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 [...]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 2)

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 [...]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 1)

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 [...]

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The Writing Proccess — Tennessee Valor (Robert Hatton)

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 [...]

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