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By Sam Davis Elliott

ISBN-10: 0807134902

ISBN-13: 9780807134900

In 1931, while the Nashville Banner carried out a survey to figure out the “Greatest Tennesseans” to this point, the state’s accomplice “War Governor,” Isham G. Harris (1818–1897), ranked 10th at the checklist, at the back of such recognized Tennesseans as Andrew Jackson, James okay. Polk, Andrew Johnson, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. In 1976, although, while the Banner once more carried out the survey, Harris didn't look in even the pinnacle twenty-five. the results of fading stories and the loss of life of the iteration that knew him, the obtrusive omission of Harris’s identify nonetheless appeared remarkable and undeserved. In Isham G. Harris of Tennessee, Sam Davis Elliott bargains the 1st released biography of this ignored chief, setting up him because the such a lot famous Tennessean within the Confederacy and a dominating player in nineteenth-century Tennessee politics. Harris grew up at the frontier in center Tennessee, the youngest in a wide relations. He left domestic as undefined, and located and misplaced a fortune within the growth and bust occasions of the 1830s in Mississippi and West Tennessee. Admitted to the bar in 1841, he loved virtually rapid good fortune as an lawyer as a result of his fast mind, competitive nature, and local skill to steer people.

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