Chronicling America Update

We’ve almost reached the half way mark. There are now 47,982 pages of Tennessee newspapers available on Chronicling America.

Recently added titles: the Bristol News, Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig, William Rule’s Knoxville Chronicle and the Nashville Daily Union.

The update includes a copy of this April 15, 1865, Extra edition of the Nashville Daily Union, announcing President Lincoln’s death. Note the heavy black lines between the columns and around the border; a visual device used by newspapers to signify the death of a prominent person.