Date of Award
Master of Arts
S. J. Flomsbee, V. A. Moody
PREFACE: Until recent years almost nothing had been written about William Carroll although he was governor of Tennessee for a greater length of time than any other man and is one of Tennessee's commanding figures. He participated in and was a leading figure in two of the most remarkable achievements in military history: the victory of Horseshoe Bend, and the victory of New Orleans.
Not all the interesting events of Carroll's life have yet been placed before the public; both his character and attainments have been neglected by the historians. It is in order to supply in a small measure this deficiency that his definitive biography has been written.
Walker, Margaret Leonard, "The Life of William Carroll. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1929.