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Knoxville’s McClung Museum

Nothing remains of the original Fort Sanders and, as you can tell from the one surviving photo, most of the drawings and illustrations of the time and later are fanciful. But the University of Tennessee’s museum has amassed some other … Continue reading

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Parson Brownlow’s home

Via the Tennessee State Library & Archives where it is not made clear whether this was the Brownlow home in 1863, when he fled the Longstreet siege, or only later, after he was governor. So let’s go ahead and think … Continue reading

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All that remains

All that remains of Fort Sanders in Knoxville today: a guide marker two blocks away.

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News from Confederate Veteran

From the September, 1895 edition of the magazine: “How indeed ‘all the world is akin!’ The widow of Gov. W. G. Brownlow, conspicuous for many years in Tennessee, especially in reconstruction times, still lives in their well-known residence in Knoxville. … Continue reading

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