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Andrew Johnson Broadside

Identifier: MS-3557

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

Identifier: MS-3436

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

Isham G. Harris Telegram

Identifier: MS-1986

Isham G. Harris sent this telegram to Major General Gideon J. Pillow on July 2, 1861 (the day that Tennessee was formally admitted into the Confederacy). In it, he discusses transferring Tennessee troops into the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1861 July 2

Love Letter Mentioning Parson Brownlow

Identifier: MS-2663

This collection contains a letter signed by Harry, dated June 2, 1862 from Portland, Maine to Sherbrooke, Canada. The letter is addressed to Miss L. A. Hale in care of the Honorable E. Hale. Predominantly a love letter, Harry mentions seeing William G. Parson Brownlow speak, calling him vulgar and profane. He also talks of two musical composers of the time - Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Bringnoli.

Dates: 1862 June 2

W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter

Identifier: MS-2232

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

Identifier: MS-3103

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 M. Churchwell Political Circular

Identifier: MS-3424

This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard.

Dates: 1853 July

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