Elizabeth Margaret Chandler


Elizabeth Margaret Chandler born Centre, DE December 24, 1807 (d. 1834). Quaker; abolitionist; poet and pioneer of women's peace; rejected patriotic parades.


No, love; for that shining and brilliant display,
To me only tells of war's fearful array;
And I know that those bayonets, flashing so bright,
Were made in man's blood to be spoil'd of their light.

(Looking at the Soldiers; port, Mich. Women's Hall of Fame)