Tennessee Valor update: June 6, 2013

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The 7th Tennessee Infantry book is another step closer to publication.
The editorial staff at McFarland Publishers has informed me publishing activities on the book continue.
It now appears the book will be released in late August […]

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The unknown Tennessee Girl – who was she?

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 […]

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Tennessee Valor publishing update

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 […]

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Tennessee Valor — Update, December 2, 2012

Posted on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Tennessee Valor – An Update:
Progress at the publishing house continues at its slow pace. Everything appears to be on schedule, just a little later than I had figured. I estimate the book will be released […]

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Whispers from the Campfire — Writings of the men of the 7th Tennessee: August 7 – 9, 1862

Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

150 years ago several 7th Tennesseans wrote about the battle of Cedar Run:
Here are their words –
August 7, 1862:
[Barry Crompton, historian] – On Thursday, August 7, Jackson’s three divisions – his old one under Winder; […]

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Tennessee Valor – Dust Jacket Front Cover

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 […]

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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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The Writing Process — “The Face of the Enemy”

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Now that Tennessee Valor is out to the publishers there is nothing to be done about the manuscript. It is just a matter of waiting, and waiting; something a writer must endure.
I traveled to California […]

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Tennessee Valor — Update; January 16, 2012

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012

Tennessee Valor – Update: January 16, 2012
Nothing has happened for two weeks; no research, no correspondence, no map making, and no writing.
Instead—I have been sick with pneumonia; high fevers, congestion, and trying to cough away […]

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