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Constance Cary Harrison
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1843
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1920
District Of Columbia, USA

A writer and Civil War diarist best known for her "Recollections Grave and Gay." In 1861, she and her cousins, Hettie Cary and Jennie Cary, sewed the first examples of the Confederate Battle Flag. She was courted by Confederate President Jefferson Davis' private secretary, Burton Harrison. They were married after the War. She persuaded her friend Emma Lazarus to donate a poem for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Among her more than twenty-five published works were the popular "Helen Troy" and "A Russian Honeymoon."

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  Burton Norvell Harrison (1838 - 1904)
  Reginald Fairfax Harrison (1869 - 1938)*
  Francis Burton Harrison (1873 - 1957)*
  Archibald Cary Harrison (1876 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Mar 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18701024
Constance <i>Cary</i> Harrison
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Constance <i>Cary</i> Harrison
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Constance <i>Cary</i> Harrison
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
with respect
- Goddess
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014

- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Jul. 9, 2013
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