Knoxville. 1864. Two issues, pp. each. Folio broadsheet. Folded, with a few slight separations along fold lines. Light tanning and foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM54067
Two Civil War-era issues of William G. Brownlow's famed newspaper, the KNOXVILLE WHIG, dated March 12, 1864, and April 23, 1864. Brownlow began publishing the WHIG in Nashville in 1849. Brownlow suspended the paper and fled Tennessee at the outset of the Civil War but returned to Knoxville in late 1863 after the reestablishment of Union control. Upon the restart of publication at that time, Brownlow continued to use the paper to publish vigorous abolitionist and pro-Union sentiment, but also to pursue Confederate enemies. These two issues date from this period and are excellent exemplars of Brownlow's publishing style and political beliefs.