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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 4 0 Browse Search
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eace and order and beauty draw Round thy symbol of light and law; And ever the stars above look down On thy stars below in Frederick town Mrs. Hettie M. McEwen. Of revolutionary lineage her devotion to the Union her defiance of Isham Harris' efforts to have the Union flag lowered on her house Mrs. Hooper's poem Mrs. McEwen is an aged woman of Nashville, Tennessee, of revolutionary stock, having had six uncles in the revolutionary war, four of whom fell at the battle of King'sfathers in their veins is intense, and its preservation and defense were the objects of her greatest concern. Making a flag with her own hands, she raised it in the first movements of secession, in Nashville, and when through the treachery of Isham Harris and his co-conspirators, Tennessee was dragged out of the Union, and the secessionists demanded that the flag should be taken down, the brave old couple nailed it to the flag-staff, and that to the chimney of their house. The secessionists th