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James Patton Brownlow
December 17, 1842|
|Died||April 26, 1879
|Place of burial||
Red Haven Cemetery, Franklin, Tennessee
|Years of service||1861–1868|
Brevet Brigadier General
|Unit||1st Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Relations||Son of Tennessee Governor and U.S. Senator William G. Brownlow, brother of Union Colonel John B. Brownlow|
|Other work||Printer, farmer, railroad superintendent|
James Patton Brownlow (December 17, 1842–April 26, 1879) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. Brownlow was the son of East Tennessee Unionist preacher, newspaper publisher and editor, Governor of Tennessee and U.S. Senator "Parson" William G. Brownlow. James P. Brownlow served in several positions in the Union Army, finishing the war as colonel of the 1st Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (Union). He was noted for his courage and perceptiveness in battle and keen sense of military tactics. He led several daring raids and attacks. The United States Senate confirmed the award of the grade of brevet brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, to Brownlow on March 12, 1866. After the war, he was adjutant general of the State of Tennessee and then a railroad superintendent. He died in 1879 at the age of 36.
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