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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805- (search)
Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805- Clergyman and journalist; born in Wythe county, Va., Aug. 29, 1805; wasdely, and, for its vigorous polemics, obtained for Brownlow the name of the Fighting Parson. In 1858 he engagly of slavery. So outspoken and influential was Mr. Brownlow that, in December, 1861, he was arrested, by ordarrative of personal adventures among the rebels. Brownlow was governor of Tennessee in 1865-69, and United S but to shoot him at once. Informed of his peril, Brownlow, with other loyal men, secreted himself in the WWilliam Gannaway Brownlow. Smoky Mountains, on the borders of North Carolina, where they were fed by loyalists. men charged with bridge-burning, and confined with Brownlow, were hanged, and their bodies were left suspended as a warning. In the midst of these fiery trials Brownlow remained firm, and exercised great boldness of spey. Benjamin soon afterwards indicated a wish that Brownlow should be sent out of the Confederacy, only, he sa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
om the sight of that banner they had so long prayed to see. And if that was the result when nothing but General Sherman's equivocal proclamation was landed on the Carolinas, what should we have seen if there had been 18,000 veterans with Fremont, the statesman-soldier of this war, at their head, and over them the stars and stripes, gorgeous with the motto, Freedom for all, freedom forever! If that had gone before them, in my opinion they would have marched across the Carolinas and joined Brownlow in east Tennessee. The bulwark on each side of them would have been 100,000 grateful blacks; they would have cut this rebellion in halves, and while our fleets fired salutes across New Orleans, Beauregard would have been ground to powder between the upper millstone of McClellan and the lower of a quarter-million of blacks rising to greet the stars and stripes. McClellan may drill a better army —more perfect soldiers. He will never marshal a stronger force than those grateful thousands. .
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
umes officeOct., 1847 William TrousdaleAssumes officeOct., 1849 William B. CampbellAssumes officeOct., 1851 Andrew JohnsonAssumes officeOct., 1853 Isham G. HarrisAssumes officeOct., 1857 Andrew JohnsonAssumes officeprov. March 12, 1861 W. G. BrownlowAssumes officeApril, 1865 DeWitt C. SenterAssumes officeOct., 1869 John C. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1871 James D. Porter, JrAssumes officeJan., 1875 Albert S. MarksAssumes officeJan., 1879 Alvin HawkinsAssumes officeJan., 1881 William B. James C. Jones32d to 35th1851 to 1857 Andrew Johnson35th to 38th1857 to 1862 Alfred O. P. Nicholson36th1859 to 1861 37th and 38th Congresses vacant. David T. Patterson39th to 41st1866 to 1869 Joseph S. Fowler39th to 42d1866 to 1871 William G. Brownlow41st to 44th1869 to 1875 Henry Cooper42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Andrew Johnson44th1875 David McKendree Keyto1875 to 1877 James E. Bailey44th to 47th1877 to 1881 Isham G. Harris45th to 54th1877 to 1897 Howell E. Jackson47th to 49th1881 to