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 from around the Campfire — August 5 – 10, 1861

Posted on Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Whispers from around the Campfire – August 5 – 10, 1861
Selected writings from the 7th Tennessee Infantry
5 August 1861:
Archibald Norris- “Spent most of the day in camp. Were drilled in the regimental drill in the […]

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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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The 7th Tennessee Infantry; 150 Years Ago — August 1861

Posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The 7th Tennessee Infantry; 150 Years Ago — August 1861
On August 1, 1861 the 7th Tennessee left Millsboro, VA and marched westward into the mountains of Virginia, reaching Warm Springs that evening. The men of […]

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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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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — July 4-11, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — July 4 – 11, 1861
July 4th, 1861 (Thurs.): Beautiful weather for the ‘Military Parade’, and they made a fine appearance.[1] How proudly and yet how sadly I looked […]

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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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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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Whispers Around the Campfire — June 18, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

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

June 18, 1861 – Camp Trousdale, Tennessee
Lt. Col. John Goodner wrote to Lizzie Floyd.
“…We are generally well, some measles in camp, […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 14-15, 1861

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 14-15, 1861
April 14 (Sun.): A lovely day and it seems my heart would be sunshiny as the weather, were it not for clouds that are pouring over […]

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