Parson W.G. Brownlow, The Union Patriot of Tennessee
- Title:Parson W.G. Brownlow, The Union Patriot of Tennessee
- Date:December 16, 1861
- Description:Bust-length black and white image of a middle-aged man in formal dress on the front page of the New York Illustrated News. Caption beneath image reads: "Parson W.G. Brownlow, the Union Patriot of Tennessee."
- Historical Note:William Gannaway Brownlow (1805-1877), who was known as "Parson Brownlow" because he had been a circuit-riding minister, was an outspoken newspaper editor in Knoxville, Tennessee at the outset of the Civil War. During the early months of Confederate occupation of the city, Brownlow was allowed a free hand with Knoxville Whig content until the fall of 1861 when a Unionist guerilla band of bridge burners sabotaged rail lines. Confederates cracked down on Union antagonists like Brownlow, who went north on a lecture tour, accompanied by his daughter, Susan.
- Contributing Institution:McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Public Library
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- Digital Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
- Full Record:http://content.mtsu.edu/u?/shades,267