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Andrew Johnson Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3557
Abstract

This circular, entitled Appeal to the People of Tennessee, begins with a brief history of Tennessee's recent history that leads to Johnson announcing his appointment as military governor of the state. Within this role, he invites the citizens to support his government appointments until an election can be held, and promises amnesty for all who yield to the authority of the national government. He assures them that there will be no vindictive prosecutions.

Dates: 1862 March 18

Confederate States of America Legislative Document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3436
Abstract

This broadside, published by Authority, presents to the citizens of Tennessee the General Assembly's reasons for proposing to leave the United States of America, as well as the Declaration of Independence of Tennessee, the military agreement between Tennessee and the Confederacy, the act to authorize a provisional force, and the Constitution of the Provisional Government of the Confederated States of America.

Dates: 1861 May

H. H. Thomas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3062
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Union solider H. H. Thomas to William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thomas congratulates Brownlow on his nomination for governor of Tennessee, praises him as a supporter of the Union, and asks for a position in his administration.

Dates: 1865 January 28

Horace Maynard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0415
Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, photographs, essays, eulogies, and a biography documenting the life and work of Tennessee statesman Horace Maynard. There are a few items of unknown origin, including a deed for 60 acres on the south side of the French Broad River to John Wright signed by Governor William Carroll and two certificates of sale for land in Ohio purchased by Mathew Heuston and signed by President James Madison.

Dates: 1800-1998; Majority of material found within 1828-1882

James A. Rogers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0738
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses legal documents, correspondence, plats, and other items documenting James A. Rogers' life and work. Among the subjects shown are rail and steamboat shipments in the 1850s and 1860s, land grants and sales (including land grants given in recognition of service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), transaction records of enslaved individuals from the 1840s to the 1860s, the Civil War (including the construction of Fort Pillar north of...
Dates: 1784 November 3-1974 December 27 (bulk 1784 November 3-1897 December 10)

W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2232
Abstract

The W. Gibbs McAdoo letter, written November 8, 1860, describes the mood in Knoxville, Tenn., after Lincoln's election. He also tells of an incident in which someone tied a tin bucket and a note reading "Going out of the Union" to a dog and turned it loose on Gay Street.

Dates: 1860 November 8

Wade Keyes Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3103
Abstract

This collection consists of a brief letter from Wade Keyes dated Richmond, August 14, 1861, to J. L. Ramsey in Knoxville. Keyes confirms Ramsey's appointment as attorney for the District of Tennessee.

Dates: 1861 August 14

William G. Brownlow Papers

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Identifier: MS-1940
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.

Dates: 1848 December 18-1902 August 5

William Gannaway Brownlow Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0936
Abstract

This collection contains five letters written by William G. Brownlow between 1836 and 1862. In them, he discusses speaking engagements and the Civil War. Also included are three photographs of Brownlow.

Dates: 1836-1862

William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0909
Abstract

In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.

Dates: circa 1867