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 [...]
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 [...]
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:
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011
Tennessee Valor — writing update
I have resumed the final editing and writing, now that the Thanksgiving holidays are over and my schedule has returned to normal.
I have completed Chapter 7, which follows the 7th Tennessee [...]
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 [...]
Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 2)
I am now working on Chapter 2—the story of the formation of the 7th Tennessee. Five hours of work have garnered about 2, 750 words.
The chapter focuses on [...]
Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
The Writing Process–Tennessee Valor
11 hours over 3 days of writing enabled me to complete a workable draft of chapter 1 (around 5,000 words), and begin chapter 2 (around 2,400 words).
Chapter 1 opens with the 7th [...]
Posted on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor
Communications with descendants of men from the 7th Tennessee has been a most rewarding experience. Many descendants have generously provided information about their ancestors, and in some cases, furnished [...]
Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010
The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor: The 7th Tennessee at Gettysburg
This past weekend; Saturday and Sunday; plus this morning, I accumulated 15 hours of research on the 7th Tennessee.
I have been working on detailing out [...]