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 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 [...]
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 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, 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 Friday, March 4th, 2011
“The time to attack!”
“Rise up, boys. Rise up!”
Jimmy Huxley looked at Henry Tinsbloom in alarm. “What’s going on?” asked the fifteen-year-old.
Henry did not answer, instead of words the soldier crawled to his knees.
“Rise up, [...]
Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
The Writing Process — Eli Smith (Co. I) 7th Tennessee Infantry
I’ve had a series of communications with a descendant (a great-great-grandson) of a veteran of the 7th Tennessee.
Eli Smith was a private throughout the war. [...]
Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at Gettysburg
Four hours finished the analysis of the men of Company E. Here is a brief summary:
Company E, of the organizations I have studied so [...]