Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Finding the Real "Old Glory"-- Part 10

William Driver spent the rest of the war as provost martial in Nashville and worked in hospitals. //// According to his daughter Mary Jane Roland, several years before his death, he gave her "Old Glory" on July 10, 1873, saying, "This is my old ship flag Old Glory. I love it as a mother loves her child; take it and cherish it as I have always cherished it; for it has been my steadfast friend and protector in all parts of the world--savage, heathen and civilized." //// William Driver died on March 3, 1886, and is buried in Nashville. //// The Man Sure Loved His Flag. --Old Secesh

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