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James Patton Brownlow
Born (1842-12-17)December 17, 1842
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Died April 26, 1879(1879-04-26) (aged 36)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Place of burial
Red Haven Cemetery, Franklin, Tennessee
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861–1868
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg 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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