Tag Archives: “The Knoxville Whig & Rebel Ventilator”

The Knoxville Whig & Rebel Ventilator

Parson William Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig newspaper added the words Rebel Ventilator to its flag in the runup to the Civil War. The fiery Union editor maintained it until the occupying Rebels drove him out of town, turning his steam presses … Continue reading

Posted in Col. Alfred G.W. O'Brien, Elisa Brownlow, Parson William Brownlow, Thirteenth Mississippi | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Parson Brownlow

A Mathew Brady photo of radical preacher, newspaper editor/publisher and politician Parson Brownlow, either as governor of Tennessee, 1865-69 or U.S. Senator 1869-75. He got his parson title as a Methodist circuit rider in the 1820s. He plays a minor … Continue reading

Posted in Parson William Brownlow | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment