1861

The Tennessee General Assembly approves secession subject to ratification. Making a speech at Cleveland, TN, Andrew Johnson is threatened by members of the crowd. He claims to be ready for a fight and eventually wins over most of the audience, telling them, among other things, that Jeff Davis ought to be hanged.

1863

As Gen. R. S. Granger assumes command of Nashville, a number of Confederate sympathizers are sent South, among them the Hon. Neill M. Brown, a former governor of Tennessee. [New York Times]

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