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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Whispers Around the Campfire — August 1-3, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Whispers Around the Campfire — August 1 – 3, 1861
Selected writings from men of the 7th Tennessee:
1 August 1861:
Robert Hatton letter to Sophia Hatton, dated 1 August 1861: “…On yesterday, my regiment moved from Millboro, in […]

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Walking Pickett’s Charge — The Route of the 7th Tennessee

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 […]

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Whispers Around the Campfire — June 28, 1861

Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011

Whispers Around the Campfire
A selection of writings from the men of the 7th Tennessee

June 28, 1861 – Camp Trousdale, Tennessee
Lt. Col. John Goodner wrote to Lizzie Floyd.
“We are under orders to be ready to […]

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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 (Seven Pines Casualties)

Posted on Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Seven Pines Casualties)
The 7th Tennessee fought its first major battle on May 31, 1862 at Seven Pines.
The 600 Tennesseans had not been in a real fight yet, so the […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Deaths)

Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

The Writing Process – Tennessee Valor (Deaths)
The question was raised, how many men in the 7th Tennessee died by war’s end? A second question (actually a pair) coming from this inquiry was; When did the […]

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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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