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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.31 (search)
se, a few miles from Richmond, and then journeyed to Summer Hill, the estate of Mrs. Mary Page Newton, widow of Captain William B. Newton, Confederate States army, they would have found in the family burying-ground a grass-covered grave, but with noving the mill-cart from Westwood, the home of Dr. William S. R. Brockenbrough, and the adjoining place to Summer Hill, Mrs. Newton being a niece of Mrs. Brockenbrough's. Mrs. Brockenbrough took charge of the body, and, as a Federal picket was in posr principles, so tenderly and gently they placed him in his grave, and the young girls covered him over with flowers. Mrs. Newton read the burial service of the Episcopal Church, and as the grave was being filled by the faithful negroes the ladies sang Nearer, My God, to Thee and Rock of Ages. Besides Mrs. Newton, there were present Mrs. Brockenbrough and her little daughter, supposed to be the child in the picture; her two nieces, Misses Maria and May Dabney; Mrs. Dr. J. Philip Smith, and