7th Tennessee Infantry — September 10 – 11, 1861

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011

7th Tennessee Infantry – September 10-11, 1861
September 10, 1861: 7th Tennessee on the move, (West) Virginia
 The movement of the 7th TN was reported by Archibald Norris, Company K: “Left camp at eight o’clock to this […]

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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 29, 1861 : western Virginia

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

7th Tennessee Infantry — August 29, 1861 :  western Virginia
The rain continued. Captain John Goodner, who was in Company F with Jeremiah, wrote a letter to Lizzie Floyd, dated 29 August 1861- “I expected and […]

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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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Whispers Around the Campfire — July 4, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Whispers Around the Campfire — July 4, 1861
A selection of writings from the men of the 7th Tennessee

July 4, 1861 – Camp Trousdale, Tennessee
Pvt. Archibald (Archie) Norris (Co. K) wrote in his journal.
“Was […]

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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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