Eventually rising to the rank of. A leader of the state's. Brown dedicated much of his time as governor to solving the state's mounting debt issues. Following his gubernatorial tenure, he advocated railroad construction, briefly serving as president of the. In 1888, and as president of the.Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. The item "1800s Confederate John Calvin Brown Autographed Signed Cut Civil War Tennessee" is in sale since Thursday, May 21, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "zartanthegreat1" and is located in Woodstock, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.