Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877).
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Andrew Johnson Proclamation
This proclamation removed the exemptions from the June proclamations that had restored intercourse and trade with those States recently declared in insurrection and became effective September 1, 1865. It is not signed by the president, or by William H. Seward, the Secretary of State.
Andrew Johnson Veto of the Military Despotism Bill
This rare printing, authorized by Johnson, contains the text of his veto rejecting Congress's plan to divide the former Confederate States into military districts.
John H. Eaton Jr. Papers
This collection houses the papers of Tennessee educator, journalist, and politician John H. Eaton Jr. Some of the topics documented include the U. S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the U. S. Bureau of Education, Eaton's newspaper Memphis Evening Post, and personal matters.
John Ruhm Letter
Written December 23, 1869 from Nashville, John Ruhm's letter to General George H. Thomas describes the state of affairs in Tennessee after the Democrats regained control of the general assembly. Ruhm argues that the current Legislature is only working to undo the work of the Reconstruction-era Republicans.
L. H. Passmore Letter
This collection consists of a letter from L. H. Passmore of Ducktown, Tennessee to Senator William G. Brownlow. Passmore asks Brownlow's advice on with candidate the Republican party should nominate for governor of Tennessee, given that both support giving former Confederate soldiers back the vote, a policy that Passmore opposes.
Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records
The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow Manuscript
Samuel Mayes Arnell wrote this manuscript, entitled The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow, in 1903. It describes Brownlow's life from a pro-Union perspective with a particular emphasis on the Civil War and Brownlow's governorship during Reconstruction. The manuscript shows extensive editing.
Will R. Story Letter
In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.