Susan Brownlow’s grave

Susan  Brownlow, daughter of the parson the Confederacy hated, was a young widow (Sawyers) with a five-year-old child at the time of the novel, though she often left the child with one of the family’s house slaves.

She was a heroine in the North, although, for some reason, her admirers got her first name wrong, dubbing her Martha in a pamphlet and, later, a book. After the war she remarried and had several more children. She is buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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