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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
nd destroy the nationality of the Republic. The renowned scholar, statesman, and diplomat, the late Edward Everett, of Massachusetts, was selected for the office of Vice-president. In the canvass that followed, the adherents of these gentlemen were popularly known as the Bell-Everett party. The greatest harmony prevailed in this Convention. Not a word was said about Americanism, or other old party issues, nor was there a whisper on the subject of Slavery, excepting an ejaculation of Neil S. Brown, of Tennessee, who thanked God that he had at last found a Convention in which the nigger was not the sole subject of consideration. The great topic for speech was the Constitution, which they thought would be imperiled by the election of either Douglas, Breckinridge, or the nominee of the Republican party, whoever he might be. The Convention adjourned on the second day of the session, and that night a ratification meeting was held in Monument Square, in Baltimore, whereat speakers and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
professed friends of the Union, who counseled them to decline joining either party; for in so doing they would at once terminate her [Tennessee's] grand mission of peacemaker between the States of the South and the General Government. Nay, more, they said; the almost inevitable result would be the transfer of the war within her own borders, the defeat of all hopes of reconciliation, and the deluging of the State with the blood of her own people. Address to the People of Tennessee: by Neil S. Brown, Russell Houston, E. H. Ewing, C. Johnstone, John Bell, R. J. Meigs, S. D. Morgan, John S. Brien, Andrew Ewing, John H. Callender, and Baylie Peyton. The Governor of Kentucky was less courageous and more cautious than his neighbor of Tennessee, but not less a practical enemy of the Union. To confirm him in disloyalty, and to commit the great State of Kentucky to the cause of the conspirators, Walker, their so-called Secretary of War, wrote to Governor Magoffin, from Montgomery, on t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
hemselves. He believed there was not a true-hearted man in the South who would not rather die than submit to the Abolition North. The idea of reconstruction must be utterly abandoned. They would never think of going back to their enemies. He considered the system of government founded on Slavery, which had been established at Montgomery, as the only permanent form of government that could be maintained in America. His views were warmly supported by some prominent Tennesseans. Ex-Governor Neil S. Brown, in a letter published at about that time, expressed his belief that it was the settled policy of the Administration and of the whole North, to wage a war of extermination against the South, and urged the people to arm themselves, as the Border States, he believed, would be the battleground. Ex-Congressman Felix R. Zollicoffer declared that Tennessee was already involved in war, and said, We cannot stand neutral and see our Southern brothers butchered. On the 1st of May the Leg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
rnors. John SevierAssumes officeMarch 30, 1796 Archibald RoaneAssumes officeSept., 1801 John SevierAssumes officeSept., 1803 William BlountAssumes officeSept., 1809 Joseph McMinnAssumes officeSept., 1815 William CarrollAssumes officeSept., 1821 Samuel HoustonAssumes officeSept., 1827 William CarrollAssumes officeSept., 1829 Newton CannonAssumes officeOct., 1835 James K. PolkAssumes officeOct., 1839 James C. JonesAssumes officeOct., 1841 Aaron V. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1845 Neil S. BrownAssumes 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
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 61 1/2.--address to the people of Tennessee. (search)
ment of this object. Let Tennessee, then, prepare thoroughly and efficiently for coming events. In the meantime, let her, as speedily as she can, hold a Conference with her sister slaveholding States yet in the Union, for the purpose of devising plans for the preservation of the peace of the land. Fellow-citizens of Tennessee, we entreat you to bring yourselves up to the magnitude of the crisis. Look in the face impending calamities. Civil war — what is it? The bloodiest and darkest pages of history answer this question. To avert this, who would not give his time, his talents, his untiring energy — his all? There may be yet time to accomplish every thing. Let us not despair. The Border Slave States may prevent this civil war; and why shall they not do it? Neil S. Brown, Russell Houston, E. H. Ewing, C. Johnson, John Bell, R. J. Meigs, S. D. Morgan, John S. Brien, Andrew Ewing, John H. Callender, Bailie Peyton. Nashville, April 18, 1861. --Louisville Journ
mocrat chosen to that position after the war. He was the second member of his family to be thus honored, his brother, Neil S. Brown, having been governor from 1847 to 1849. One of the leading issues of Governor Brown's administration was the State dGovernor Brown's administration was the State debt, which at the beginning of his term amounted to $43,000,000 bonded, besides a large floating debt. At the close of his administration in 1875 (he having served two terms), the bonded debt had been reduced to $20,000,000, the large floating debtdress, one of the most beautiful and cultured women of the South. Their elegant home was in Nashville. The death of General Brown occurred at Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., August 17, 1889. Brigadier-General Alexander W. Campbell Brigadier-Genek, July 7, 1864. At Jonesboro, September 1st, he was in temporary command of Cheatham's division. He led his brigade in Brown's division at Franklin, November 30, 1864, up to the enemy's works, but fell mortally wounded in the charge, and gave up
on Harricon, of Cumberland, and was himself a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He was a chaplain for two years of the University of Virginia, and for some months temporarily in charge of the First. Presbyterian Church of this city. The war found him in charge of a congregation in Hanover county. Impelled by a lofty patriotism he deemed it his duty to enter the army. He was chosen captain of a volunteer company, and soon showed the qualities of an excellent soldier. He was a Christian gentleman of the highest order — a man of education, fine intelligence, genial disposition, and polished manners. His brother, a gallant young officer, and three first cousins, fell on the bloody field of Manassas." We also notice among the list of killed, the names of Col. John Brown, brother of ex-Governor Neil S. Brown, and Hon. Alfred Robb. Col. Hanson, was a prominent politician in the Ashland district, and a few years ago was a candidate for Congress against the Hon. James. B. Clay.
er dozen.--Stock of all kinds very light. Lime — Mountain unstacked, $2.00 to $2.50 per bbl.; according to quantity. Molasses — New Orleans, 90a95 cents; golden syrup (Richmond) 85 cents. Nails — Old Dominion, 10all cents. Offal (mili)--Bran, 20 cents; shorts, 25 cents. Brownstuffs, 3c cts; shipstuffs, 70 cents. Oil — Tanners', $1.12al.50; machine, 11.50a$2 per gallon. Oats — We quote 35 cents per bushel, and scarce. Rye — 90a$1.10 per bushel. Sugars — Brown, 14a15 cents per 1b.; coffee, 15½a19 cents; crushed, 23 to 25 cts. All qualities advancing. Salt — Sales by the sack at $25 for ground alum; fine, $37.50a$40 per sack. Seed — Clover Seed, $18a20 — latter by retail; Timothy, $5½a$6½ Soda — Best English, 35a40 cents per lb. tobacco — The tobacco market continues firm, with limited sales and breaks. Quotations are somewhat improved. Tallow — 15a16 cents per lb. Whiskey.--Common $2.50 to $4; o
th Company.--Privates F Burns and C S Shippey. Wounded. Lieut.-Col. Pyles, severely. First Company.--Lieut Brown, Lieut C L Wript, Serg J Roberts, Serg R Corbyn, Privates D P Hurlbut, B Masters, J Register, M Berant, H McClellan, Thomas Aybar, W Booth, S Brown, R Wilson, 8 Griffith, C W Johnson. Second Company.--Lieut Tillinghast, Serg W C Butler, Corp'l C S Rains, Corp'l R Cobb, Privates A C Butler, T L Darcy, W W Howard, H E Daffin, R A Jenkins, J L McNulty, J R B Owensker, F Bal zell, D L Dunham, J T Hull Fourth Company.--Capt McCartan, Serg M M Alexander, Corp'l H R Cross, Corp'l C M Brown, Privates Jos Alexander, D D Barleson, T W Albriton, E F Lyhea, W H Broad water, J J Anglin, L S Hendricks, E F Williams,John C Culin. wounded in leg; Sergt C H Wingfield, hand; Privates James Collier W P Kidd, and James R Jones, killed; A J Brown, wounded in arm; J J brown, do; John B Dodd Jr; face, slight; R L Dobbins, breast, slight John W Houchens, arm, badly; Ma
The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in Nashville, as described by a Yankee correspondent. (search)
hey think the are without chance of detection of espionage. The Union men say but little, and that, with but few exceptions, at only a half breath, not withstanding the presence of Gov. Johnson and Gen. Dumont's military force. The Union demonstration last Monday was under all the circumstances, a successful affair; but some prominent quasi Unionists did not attend, and they have alone expressed dissatisfaction at the steps Gov. Johnson is taking in making arrests. The arrest of ex-Governor Neil S. Brown yesterday is exercising an influence in that direction. I do not, however, think that Governor Johnson will be deterred from the performance of what he believes to be his duty, no matter what lukewarm Unionists, and certainly not by what notorious secessionists, say. Whatever may occur in, Nashville, whether it may be overrun by fugitives from Corinth or Richmond, or whether it may be preserved to the Government without another exercise of its power, you may rely upon it Governor
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