[1865 Tennessee Broadside:] Chancery Sale of Valuable Real Estate in Springfield … [opening lines]

A large and substantial Southern American broadside from 1865 Nashville, Tennessee

Published in the following months after the end of the Civil War, a large southern American broadside describing a significant quantity of commercial and residential properties for sale in Springfield, Tennessee, found in Robertson County.

Among the more interesting properties mentioned are the old Tavern House a.k.a. the Springfield Hotel and, in 1865, known as the Cheatham House.  Also of note within this posting are the Springfield Female Academy buildings offered by public sale per Jeremiah Batts vs. Henderson Fykeand others. 

Names mentioned are properties being sold to settle accounts with are: Furman & Co.; Perry Payne and G.W. Darden vs. John B. Childress; Fredonia A.O. Ayres and John Ayres; Miles Kirby vs. J.J. Furgoson and M.J. Draughon, William Watkins vs. Aaron Burr; W.A. Denton vs. E.S. Hockersmith, etc.

Robertson County flourished in the 19th century with its tobacco and whiskey industries.  During the Civil, Confederate cavalryman John Hunt Morgan and his “Morgan’s Raiders” were active in the county keeping Federal forces from rail and supply sources.

The name of the auctioneer, Miles S. Draughon, appears in government documents when in 1878 Draughon sought relief for payments due when the Eighth Wisconsin Battery was quartered in Nashville during the American Civil War, between late December, 1864 and May, 1865. A rare southern American broadside.

Description: [Miles S. Draughon]. [1865 Tennessee Broadside:] Chancery Sale of Valuable Real Estate in Springfield … [opening lines]

Nashville, [Tennessee]: Republican Banner Print, November 24th, 1865. Broadside.  23¾ x 13¾ inches.  Condition is very good with light foxing, normal creases, and a few short tears.


Not in OCLC, Allen or Hummel.

Price: $175.00