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Tennessee congressional candidate Emerson Etheridge is arrested over his inflammatory campaign speeches

Emerson Etheridge, detail
07/08/1865
Former Tennessee congressman Emerson Etheridge had been vigorously campaigning to return to Washington in the upcoming elections in Tennessee.  Though a Unionist, he had turned away from Lincoln and the more radical Republicans over slavery and was a harsh critic of government policy and particularly the state's Radical Unionist governor, William Brownlow.  His language angered and alarmed military officials and he was arrested at his home in Dresden, Tennessee and held in Kentucky until after the election, which he lost.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Andrew Johnson, Paul A. Bergeron (ed.),  The Papers of Andrew Johnson: Volume 8, May-August 1865 (Nashville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1989), 394. 

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