She was a beautiful, young Irish maid, working in a wealthy English household. Her employer’s oldest son fell in love with her. When he announced intentions to marry her, his parents said they would disown him. He married her anyway. Then, bride and groom ran away to live happily ever after. “Her name was Mary Cordial,” my maternal grandmother Marilyn Matilda Dietz told me, that distinct glimmer of pleasure in her eyes—the one she always had when she retold this story. “And you are her legacy.”

This blog is a resource for those who want to--have to--find out more about who they came from.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Kady Brownell Tent #36 DUVCW Launches New Web Site

Ladies of Kady Brownell Tent #36 at President Grant's Birthday Celebration in NYC, April 24, 2016

I am so very proud to announce the official launch of Kady Brownell Tent #36's new web page. If you're a lady with Civil War ancestry, please visit and learn more about us and what we do!

We also have a social media presence, thanks to our Facebook page.  Please stop in and "Like" us to get all of the latest news about tent activities.

We hope to hear from you!