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Region: West Tennessee
c.1846-47 Sarah Caroline Gwin

1334"V x 1334"H © TSS 201
fibers: watercolor, pen and ink
ground: paper
Description:
Sarah’s text, a memorial to her cousin, Littleberry Wright Gwin, reads:

To The
Memory
of
L.B.W. GWIN
of
Capt. H. F. Murray’s company
of Tennessee Volunteers;
Who departed this life, at,
CAMARGO, MEXICO,
Oct, 11.th 1.8.4.6, aged, 21, y.
“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
But there is a fame shall last,
When earth’s flitting glory’s past,
And a branch no adverse blast
Shall destroy.
“When the Christian’s fight is fought--
When he joins the glorious band
Who as crowned victors stand
With palm branch in his hand,
Round the throne.”