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: December 13, 2011

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Tennessee Valor – Writing Update
I have just completed rewriting and editing chapter 10, with but two chapters to go before this draft is complete. Presently, the manuscript is about 75,000 words (220 pages) with about […]

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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 — The battle of Seven Pines Casualty Analysis

Posted on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Battle of Seven Pines Casualty Analysis
The 7th Tennessee suffered 157 recorded casualties (wounded or killed) at the battle of Seven Pines (5/31/1862). A quick analysis of the body locations will reveal a hint at the […]

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Tennessee Valor — Update: Part 2, October 6, 2011

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

TENNESSEE VALOR: The 7th Tennessee Infantry at Gettysburg – update part 2
I’ve completed the entire rough draft!
I am now taking a couple weeks off and then will work through the manuscript, editing and preparing a […]

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7th Tennessee Infantry — September 12 -14, 1861

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2011

September 12, 1861: Cheat Mountain Summary, (West) Virginia
Although all of Lee’s troops had been in their assigned positions the coordinated attack never occurred. Apparently, it had been up to Col. Rust, leading the 3rd Arkansas […]

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7th Tennessee Infantry — September 1 – 4, 1861

Posted on Monday, September 5th, 2011

7th Tennessee Infantry — September 1 – 4, 1861:
September 01, 1861: 7th TN at Big Springs, (West) Virginia
Jeremiah’s second Muster Roll Card indicated that he was Present for September and October. Copy attached. Col. Hatton […]

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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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