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RISE, PROGRESS, AND DECLINE
Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels.
By W. G: BROWNLOW,
EDITOR OF THE KNOXVILLE WHIG.
628 & 630 CHESTNUT ST.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by
WILLIAM G. BROWNLOW, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania.
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON & Co.
Every honest Patriot citizen, and unconditional Union man, who loves Loyalty and despises Rebellion, whether perpetrated North or South, under one pretence or another, for the sake of office, power, fame, money, or malicious resentment; To every intelligent reading man, who, to whatever party he may belong, is unwilling to see his Government overthrown by wicked and designing men, and who has resolved to live and die beneath the folds of the Star-Spangled Banner: To my companions in the Knoxville Jail, who, with me, swore upon the altar of our country that, despite the gallows and the prison, they would adhere to the Flag of the Federal Union, and who look to the mild umpirage of the Union as the only shield of nationality, is this work
Dedicated by its Author,
Who, during the progress of this revolution, has opposed it at every step, regardless
This is a truth now revealed to us,