East Tennessee Confederate Broadside
This collection contains an unrecorded Confederate Tennessee broadside. It is an important announcement of a meeting of Union synthesizers to be held in Greenville. This meeting was held on June 17, 1861. Delegates attended these meetings to denounce the seccessionist attitude of most of the South.
This collection is in English.
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This collection contains an unrecorded Confederate Tennessee broadside. It is an important announcement of a meeting of Union sympathizers to be held in Greenville. This meeting was held on June 17, 1861.
The East Tennessee Convention was a series of meetings in held right before the Civil War began. The first meetings were from May 30th to May 31st in Knoxville. The second meetings were held in Greenville, from June 17th to June 20th. Delegates from most counties in East Tennessee and one Middle Tennessee county delegate attended these meetings to denounce the secessionist attitude of most of the South. They wanted to support and stay with the Union.
The president of the Convention, Thomas A. R. Nelson wrote this broadside. Nelson was elected president of both Knoxville and Greenville chapters of the East Tennessee Convention. He was elected to Congress in August 1861. An ultimate conservative, Nelson rejected Lincoln and Republicanism as politics became more radical. He sided with General McClellan and a peace compromise in the 1864 election. After the Civil War ended, Nelson served as a justice on the state Supreme Court.
Purchased by Special Collections in 2014 from George Webb.