Reprise:Susan Brownlow

Parson William Gannaway Brownlow was as popular in the North as he was despised in the South.

So when the Confederates finally kicked him out of Knoxville, he and his wife Elisa and their daughter, Susan, enjoyed great acclaim in Philadelphia. He gave speeches and wrote pamphlets.

There, this pamphlet was circulated, though who produced it and why Susan was dubbed Martha isn’t clear.

That she was a heroine to the Yankees is readily understandable. She was the daughter of a man who, though a slave-owner who was decidedly not an abolitionist, was nevertheless intensely loyal to the Union.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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