nd forty-seven thousand two hundred and thirty-eight against it, or a majority in favor of disunion of fifty-seven thousand six hundred and seventy-eight.
The items of the vote, as given in the proclamation, were as follows:--
Total104,91347,238 Even this false report showed that East Tennessee--the mountain region of the State, which, like Western Virginia, was not seriously poisoned by the virus of the Slave system — was loyal to the Republic by a heavy majority.
It is said that one-half of the votes cast in favor of Separation in East Tennessee were illegal, having been given by soldiers of the insurgent army, who had no right to vote anywhere.
See Sketches of the Rise.
Progress, and Decline of Secession, et coetera: by W. G. Brownlow, now (1865) Governor of Tennessee, page 222. All through the war that ensued East Tennessee remain