Parson Brownlow, and the Unionists of East Tennessee: with a Sketch of his Life. Comprising the Story of the Experiences and Sufferings of the Unionists of East Tennessee: the Parson's Remarkable Adventures; Incidents of the Prison-Life of Himself and Coadjutors: Anecdotes of his Daughter; Editorials of the Knoxville Whig; Together with an Interesting Account of Buell's Occupation of Tennessee. New York: Beadle and Company, 1862.
12mo. 96pp. Original printed wrappers, lightly soiled and creased, otherwise a very sharp copy of this scarce and fragile example from the Beadle dime series. $200.00
First edition of this scarce and fragile example from the Beadle dime series, wonderfully illustrated. Brownlow (1805-1877) was the editor of the Knoxville Whig and a staunch Union supporter. Always interested in politics, he was elected as governor of Tennessee and served from 1865 to 1869, and thereafter was elected senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875. His pro-Union stand during Reconstruction resulted in both admiration and disdain from the people of Tennessee. He was most highly respected in the North for his devotion to the Union.