U.S. Flag given to Susan Brownlow by the Ladies of Philadelphia, June 13, 1862 for her courageous defense of the flag flown over the Brownlow home in Knoxville
- Creator:Ladies of Philadelphia
- Title:U.S. Flag given to Susan Brownlow by the Ladies of Philadelphia, June 13, 1862 for her courageous defense of the flag flown over the Brownlow home in Knoxville
- Description:This flag contains thirteen red and white alternating bars, blue union with eagle and stars, and a gold fringe border. The inscription reads "Liberty & Union. Now & Forever, One and Inseperable [sic]."
- Historical Note:Susan Brownlow Sawyers Boynton (1837-1913), the daughter of pro-Union Knoxville Whig newspaper publisher William Gannaway “Parson” Brownlow (1805-1877), whose brothers John and James were serving in the Union army, was reputed to have barred Confederate troops from removing the Union flag flying over her home at great personal risk. The Ladies of Philadelphia gave Susan Brownlow this flag in honor of her heroism.
- Institution:East Tennessee Historical Society
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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