Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877

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William G. Brownlow was a minister, newspaper publisher, and governor, who attacked the Confederacy after Tennessee seceded from the Union. He was forced to cease publishing and was imprisoned, but he was enventually freed and was escorted to Union lines in March 1862. He toured the North, stirring up support for East Tennessee Unionists and publishing books and articles, including his gubernatorial policies, which helped Tennessee become the first former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War.

From the description of William G. Brownlow testimony letter, 1866 April 5. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 775027283

Governor of Tennessee; U.S. Senator.

From the description of Letter signed (with seven others) : Washington, D.C., to President Lincoln, [18]62 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270630782

Tennessee minister, politician, journalist; jailed as a Union sympathizer, 1861-1862; Tennessee governor, 1865-1869; U.S. senator, 1869-1875.

From the description of Note : Barbourville, Kentucky, 1863 Nov. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819247

Governor of Tennessee; resident of Knoxville, Tenn.

From the description of Papers, 1862-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19276700

U.S. Senator, governor of Tennessee, Methodist minister, and editor of the Tennessee Whig newspaper. Known as "the fighting parson," Brownlow was the leader of Union sympathizers during the Civil War.

From the description of Certificate of appointment, 1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122637669

From the guide to the William Gannaway Brownlow certificate of appointment, 1860, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Rev. William Gannaway Brownlow was a Methodist minister, newspaper editor, governor and senator from Tennessee, and a Unionist in the Civil War.

From the description of Letter, dated 1863 January 17, Cincinnati, Ohio, to unknown correspondent. (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 45354622

U.S. senator and governor of Tennessee and editor.

From the description of William Gannaway Brownlow papers, 1862-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452063

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referencedIn Hill's Hotel (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Hill's Hotel guest register, 1951-1954. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Ryder, Martin Thomas, 1831-1894. Papers, 1869-1872. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. William Gannaway Brownlow papers, 1862-1868. Library of Congress
creatorOf Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872. Humphrey Marshall papers, 1827-1921 (bulk 1840-1872). The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Note : Barbourville, Kentucky, 1863 Nov. 22. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 1812-1902,. Political and military history papers, 1518-1864. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Douglas, George W. Letter, 4 February 1865, Knoxville, Tennessee to Col. William Cross. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Papers, 1862-1866. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Certificate of appointment, 1860. American Primers
referencedIn PH 1716, Young, Brigham 1801-1877. Brigham Young photographs circa 1860-1870 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Tennessee. Dept. of State. Governor's Proclamation Books, 1865-1976. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Sentiment, 1862 June 12, New York. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: Patriotic covers, ca. 1861-1865. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Overton, John Franklin. Papers, 1848-1879. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Brownlow family. Family papers, 1848-1902. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
referencedIn Tennessee Historical Society. Office files, 1790-1985. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Sargent, Ransom F., 1837-. Civil War papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Casey, Martha De Bow. Collection, 1791-1933. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Letters relating to mutiny of the 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 1848 Mar 6-8. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Tennessee. Dept. of State. Division of Elections. Election Division Records, 1866-1910. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Batchelder, Jane Reed Smith. Jane Batchelder Autograph Book, 1856-1870. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871. Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943 (bulk 1813-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896,. Civil War Leaders Ephemera Collection. 1860-1865 (bulk). Porterville Public Library
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Andrew Jackson Donelson Papers, 1779-1943, (bulk 1813-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn American portrait album : album of cartes de visite, ca. 1860-1880. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Davis, David, 1815-1886. Correspondence, 1855-1886. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Anonymous. Patriotic covers, 1861-1889 [bulk 1861]. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn McKinley, Thompson. Letter, dated 1868 January 1, Nashville, to William G. Brownlow. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
referencedIn Brownlow, John Bell. Letter, dated 1915 May 12, Knoxville, to Andrew. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Letter signed (with seven others) : Washington, D.C., to President Lincoln, [18]62 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf William Gannaway Brownlow certificate of appointment, 1860 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Letters relating to mutiny of the 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 1848 Mar 6-8. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. William G. Brownlow testimony letter, 1866 April 5. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Orme, William Ward, 1832-1866. Correspondence, 1862-1864. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf William Gannaway Brownlow letter and miscellany, 1866 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Letter, dated 1863 January 17, Cincinnati, Ohio, to unknown correspondent. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Letter, 1864 Sept. 15, Knoxville, [Ky.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hughes, Jessie Hopwood, 1895-1978. Sons of thunder, 1975. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
creatorOf Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877. Autograph letter signed : Chattanooga, Tenn., to [George H.] Thomas, n.p., 1864 July 11. Texas Christian University
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associatedWith Anonymous. person
associatedWith Armstrong, John person
associatedWith Armstrong, John. person
associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Batchelder, Jane Reed Smith. person
associatedWith Brownlow family. family
associatedWith Brownlow, John Bell. person
associatedWith Casey, Martha De Bow. person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Davis, David, 1815-1886. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1799-1871. person
associatedWith Douglas, George W. person
associatedWith Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 1812-1902, person
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associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
associatedWith Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872. person
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correspondedWith McKinley, Thompson. person
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associatedWith Sargent, Ransom F., 1837- person
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associatedWith Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870. person
associatedWith Trigg, Connally F. person
correspondedWith Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916 person
associatedWith William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana (University of Chicago) corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Tennessee
Tennessee
United States
United States
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Subject
Civil Procedure and Courts
Governor
African Americans--Suffrage
Reconstruction
Politics, Government, and Law
Justices of the peace--Selection and appointment
Governors--Autographs
Governors--Tennessee--Autographs
Occupation
Editors
Governors--Tennessee
Senators, U.S. Congress--Tennessee
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Birth 1805-08-29

Death 1877-04-29

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