Echoes from the Campfire – The writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee: May 19 – May 28, 1862

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

 
Echoes from the Campfire – The writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee:
May 19 – May 28, 1862
Chronicling the events leading up to the battle of Seven Pines, May 31, 1862:
19 May 1862:
Thomas […]

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7th Tennessee Muster Roll

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012

 
7th Tennessee Muster Roll
 
The following is the entire listing of every man mustered into the 7th Tennessee:
(The number in the listing is the page # where the name will be found on the Muster Roll)
Abbott, […]

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Tennessee Valor – update; 12/21/2011

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Tennessee Valor update – 12/21/2011
I have just completed editing and rewriting Chapter 11, with only one chapter to go.
Chapter 11 covered the 7th Tennessee’s experiences in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and ultimately […]

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Tennessee Valor – Writing Update, Nov. 17, 2011

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Writing update
I am working on the rewrite of chapter 5, having completed rewrites of the first four chapters. The first four chapters total 108 pages and some 40,000 words. Chapter 5 describes […]

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7th Tennessee – November 10-11, 1861

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011

 
Writings of men of the 7th Tennessee: November 10-11, 1861
10 November 1861:
David Phillips- [outside Huntersville, WV] – “Had to go on picket. Went about two and a half miles from camps up Greenbrier river. There were ten […]

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Tennessee Valor – Enlistments, 1864-1865 (Part 2)

Posted on Monday, September 5th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Enlistments – Part 2: 1864-65
The recruiters must have learned something from their dismal 1863 recruitment practices because the replacements added to the 7th Tennessee from the 1864 conscriptions and volunteer enlistment proved […]

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7th Tennessee Infantry — August 25, 1861

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

 
 
 
 7th Tennessee Infantry — August 25, 1861
Somehow mail got through the muddy mountain roads to Big Springs. Archibald Norris, of Company K, “Received a fine letter from Pa, Uncle Lamb and Aunt Betty. The first […]

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7th Tennessee Infantry — August 23-24, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

 
7th Tennessee Infantry–
August 23, 1861—
At Big Springs, Col. Hatton wrote that there had been rain for all but three days of the past three weeks. He searched for a better campsite for the 7th and […]

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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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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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