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Daisy Graham Anderson - Widow of a Slave

Author of "From Slavery to Affluence: Memoirs of Robert Anderson, Ex-Slave,''

 

Daisy Graham Anderson widow of Robert Anderson, who was born in 1843 Green Co., KY an ex-slave who fought in the Civil War.   Robert Anderson was originally named after his owner, Col. Robert Ball, but later took the name Anderson after the owner of his father.  At the age of 6 his mother was sold to a Louisiana sugar plantation and he never saw her again. 

At the time of her death in 1998, Daisy was one of only three widows of Civil War veterans living. 

To read more......

The Christian Science Monitor, February 7, 2006 -

Black history is everyone's history

Gettysburg Times - July 2, 1997  -

 BATTLEFIELD BURIAL: Union, Confederate widows take part in ceremony

Radio Diaries - July 1, 1998 -

Civil War Widows