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Cannon, Newton 1845 or 1846-1924

Works: 24 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 130 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Sources  Charters and articles of incorporation 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Newton Cannon
The reminiscences of Sergeant Newton Cannon, from holograph material provided by his grandson, Samuel M. Fleming, Jr by Newton Cannon( )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most valuable by-products of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of our War between the States, or Civil War, has been the bringing to light of narratives of personal experiences in the war written by surviving veterans of the Confederate and Union armies. Such narratives, though sometimes somewhat at variance with the formal, official reports made by commanding officers, provide an impressive and often vivid picture of the ups and downs of actual army life as experienced by the man in the ranks. He may not have had at all times a very clear idea of the strategy involved in the movements he was making, but he knew exactly how he was personally affected by these movements, and his warm-blooded and uninhibited account of the campaigns and battles in which he was engaged provides some of the most important and valuable raw material for the historical researcher and writer. A particularly engaging narrative of this kind is that of Sergeant Newton Cannon of Williamson County, Tennessee. He came of distinguished ancestry ... His grandfather, Newton Cannon, had been a militia colonel in the Creek War, later serving as a member of Congress and as Governor of Tennessee. His father had served in the Seminole War in Florida, where he was wounded; and, as Mr. Cannon took pride in recalling, his own son, Newton Cannon, Jr., served in the Spanish-American War, and his younger son took part in World War I.A month before his sixteenth birthday in 1862, Sergeant Cannon enlisted in Company I of the 11th Tennessee Cavalry of the Confederate Army, which was organized in Williamson County by his double first cousin, Captain Thomas F. Perkins, Jr. He served throughout the war with this company, seeing active service under General Nathan Bedford Forrest and General Joe Wheeler, and he was the company's First Sergeant when, with the remnant of Forrest's command, he surrendered and was paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, in 1865
Message of His Excellency, Newton Cannon, Governor of the State of Tennessee, to the General Assembly, specially convened on the 1st Monday in October, 1836 by Tennessee( Book )

1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resolutions submitted by Mr. Cannon. : December 11, 1821. Read, and ordered to lie upon the table by Newton Cannon( Book )

2 editions published between 1821 and 1822 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas B. Eastland land grant by Thomas B Eastland( )

2 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land grant for 5,000 acres in Morgan County, Tenn., to Thomas B. Eastland, signed by Gov. Newton Cannon
Walter Wagner Faw family papers by Walter Wagner Faw( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Personal, legal, and business papers of Walter Wagner Faw and his family. Contains correspondence, accounts, diaries, genealogical data, legal briefs, dockets, unpublished judicial opinions, memorabilia, clippings, photographs, and writings. Family correspondence is primarily that of Judge Faw and his wife, Mattie Kernan Faw. General correspondence is largely concerned with Judge Faw's law practice and judicial career, as well as several farms he owned and operated in Tennessee and Florida. Correspondents in this series include J.H. Akin, Hu C. Anderson, Joseph W. Byrns, Newton Cannon, Jr., Charles T. Cates, Prentice Cooper, Thad A. Cox, R.H. Crockett, Arthur Crownover, John H. DeWitt, R.E. Donnelly, Isaac Harr, Cordell Hull, Harnett T. Kane, Estes Kefauver, Kenneth D. McKellar, W.A. Owen, L.P. Padgett, Austin Peay, Hal E. Portrum, LeRoy Reeves, A.H. Roberts, J.D. Senter, and Fred T. Wilson. There are also many letters from C.J. Broyles, J.A. Summers, N.J. Wagner, and George T. White, who were relatives and with whom Judge Faw had business dealings. After his retirement in 1940, Faw took up genealogical research. There are three boxes of genealogical materials on the Faw, Hardeman, and related families. The legal documents series includes the incorporation papers of the towns of Franklin and Summertown, Tennessee
Newton Cannon papers by Newton Cannon( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hallum W. Goodloe family papers by Hallum W Goodloe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Personal and family papers of Hallum W. Goodloe, including correspondence, accounts, genealogical data, legal documents, clippings and articles on historical events and figures, business records, scrapbooks, photographs, and maps. Correspondence forms the largest portion of the collection. Family letters have been arranged separately; the principal correspondents in this section are Mirian Goodloe George, Mary Goodloe Hart, Mary Tatum DeBose, and Gussie King Goodloe. Much of the general correspondence gives insights into Tennessee's political life and personalities. Correspondents include J.B. Avery, R.L. Bynum, Newton Cannon, Jr., John Connell, Prentice Cooper, E.H. Crump, W.W. Faw, Stanley Horn, Cordell Hull, James R. Jetton, John Trotwood Moore, Hill McAlister, E.E. Patton, and Tom C. Rye. Other papers include a diary (1863-1864) of Caswell A. Goodloe which is chiefly an account of church and social events in Crockett County, Tenn., although the presence of Federal troops is mentioned; masonic papers of Hallum Goodloe; and papers of Hallum Goodloe's daughter, Isobel Goodloe Dunning
Message of the Governor of Tennessee, to the two houses of the twent-first general assembly by Tennessee( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Cannon, Mr. (Newton), 1781-1841

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