Teacher; journalist.  Born– August 31, 1855, Atlanta, Ga. Parents– Wiley Person Mangum and Hannah Page (MacIntyre) Cozart. Education– Florence Normal College, 1893; Cook County Normal, Chicago, 1893; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, 1901. Taught in public schools of Troy and Montgomery, Ala.; Aberdeen, Mississippi. Newspaper work: Montgomery Times from 1910-1913.  Active in several historical and patriotic organizations; historian of the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Montgomery; designed the monument erected by that organization on the battlefield site at Chickamauga.  Also served as the historian of the Sophie Bibb Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; wrote the words to the song “The Bonnie Flag,” which was adopted by the UDC for use by the Children of the Confederacy.  A member of the DAR, the Alabama Historical Society, and the Montgomery School Improvement Association.  Died February 4, 1939.


Obituary, Montgomery Advertiser, February 5, 1939.

Owen’s Story of Alabama.


“Sketch of Henry Hilliard” in Volume IV of Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society.  Montgomery, Ala.; The Society, 1904; reprinted as a separate volume by Forgotten Books, 2016..

(Song) “The Bonnie Flag.”