Hattie was just nine years old as she flagged her mother, Carrie, the evening of November 30, 1864, as Carrie – the Good Samaritan of Franklin – tended the wounded and dying Confederate soldiers at Carnton. Carrie’s story is now immortalized in the blockbuster-selling novel by Robert Hicks, The Widow of the South.
Hattie is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. She married George Cowan in 1884 when she was 29.