See larger Historic Drama: For his July 24 reading at the East Tennessee History Center—titled “That Vile Serpent, Brownlow! That Vain Historian, Ramsey!”—author David Madden took on the persona of Willis Carr (a character in his Civil War novel, Sharpshooter) to compare Unionist newspaper editor Parson Brownlow with his Confederate counterpart, historian Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey.

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Historic Drama: For his July 24 reading at the East Tennessee History Center—titled “That Vile Serpent, Brownlow! That Vain Historian, Ramsey!”—author David Madden took on the persona of Willis Carr (a character in his Civil War novel, Sharpshooter) to compare Unionist newspaper editor Parson Brownlow with his Confederate counterpart, historian Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey.

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