John Calvin Brown's signature penned on a 2-5/8 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide buff white card, signed Jno C. The edges of the card are lightly darkened, else near fine. Although he originally supported the Union, at the outbreak of the war John Calvin Brown embraced the Confederacy and joined the Confederate Army as a private. He quickly rose through the ranks and, as a Colonel, commanded the Third Brigade of General Bruckner's division at Fort Donelson.
Captured when the fort surrendered in 1862, Brown was imprisoned at Fort Warren Massachusetts for six months. Commissioned as Brigadier General after his release, he served under General Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee. Despite being injured at Perryville, he saw action at Chicamauga and Missionary Hill and was promoted to Major General following his heroic actions in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign.
He was severely wounded at Franklin Tennessee in 1864 and resumed his law practice in Pulaski after the war. John Calvin Brown served as President of the 1870 Constitutional Convention and was elected Tennessee's Governor.Under his administration, the state's enormous debt which had ballooned following the Civil War was reduced to twenty million and the large floating debt was paid off thus restoring Tennessee's credit. I UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE ABOVE AUTOGRAPH!
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