Very Rare Parson Brownlow Knoxville TN Tennessee Civil War Rebel 1864 Newspaper. (Note: additional images are located below the description). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BROWNLOW'S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 23, 1864.
Very rare Civil War publication William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy.
The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fervently held views on the inferiority of blacks & his unalterable opposition to secession. In 1861 Brownlow's criticism of the Confederacy led the government to shut down his newspapers for 2 years. In December, 1861, Brownlow was arrested on a charge of high treason against the Confederacy.
His first issue under the title noted was dated Nov. 11, 1863 but after just 2 issues it would be suspended until January 9, 1864, and then it would only last until February, 1866. This is the volume 1, number 16 issue.Among the great wealth of fascinating articles are: "Random Thoughts on a Trip North" "Cold Blooded Murder" "Anti-Slavery Principles in Kentucky 30 Years Ago" A Disabled Hero--Interesting Narrative of an Invalid Spy--His Capture & Escape... 6 signed in type by: Maj. Sherman ; "Increased Rebel Severity" "Arming Negroes" "First East Tennessee Cavalry" "Terrible Butchery at Fort Pillow" and much more. The back page has over half a column taken up with the: "Prospectus of Brownlow's Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator". Complete in 4 pages, minor damp stain near the bottom, generally nice. An opportunity for one of the more fascinating newspapers of the Civil War.
Note: An internet search for " Brownlow The Daily Southern Guardian, February 17, 1862 " will take you to an article written shortly after his arrest which clearly communicates the Confederacy's concern in regard to his newspaper. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic! We do not offer reprints or reproductions of any kind.They are guaranteed to be original! For this specific item, A U.
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Desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Newspapers". The seller is "timhu" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.