CS Longstreet, Maria Louise Garland

Maria Louise Garland Longstreet
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Born: March 16, 1827

Birthplace: Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Father: Colonel John Spotswood Garland 1793 – 1861
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Mother: Harriet Margaret Smith 1799 – 1860
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Husband: Lt. General James Longstreet Jr. 1821 – 1904
(Buried: Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Georgia)​

Married: March 8, 1848 in Lynchburg, Virginia

Children:

John Garland Longstreet 1848 – 1918​
(Buried: Alta Vista Cemetery Gainesville Georgia)​
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet 1850 – 1862​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)​
William Dent Longstreet 1853 – 1854​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.)​
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James Longstreet 1857 – 1862​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)​
Mary Anne Longstreet 1860 – 1862​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)​
Major Robert Lee Longstreet 1863 – 1940​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia)​
Colonel James Longstreet 1865 – 1922​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia)​
Fitz Randolph Longstreet 1869 – 1951​
(Buried: Alta Vista Cemetery Gainesville Georgia)​
Maria Louise “Lulu” Longstreet Whelchel 1872 – 1957​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.)​

Life Events:

1843: Met James Longstreet while he was at Jefferson Barracks​
While recovering from Mexican War Longstreet visited her in Lynchburg​
1849 – 1854: Lived in San Antonio Texas where her husband was stationed​
1854: Wrote the Eulogy for her son William who died​
Lived at Fort Bliss and Fort Leavenworth​
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1862: Lost her three youngest Children due to Scarlet Fever​
1862: Stayed with her husband at Fredericksburg during the Winter​
1865: Lived in Lynchburg after the Surrender at Appomattox VA.​
1865 – 1875: Lived in New Orleans Louisiana would travel to Lynchburg anytime there was a yellow fever epidemic​
1875 – 1889: Lived in Gainesville, Georgia​
1889: Lost everything in her home due to fire​

Died: December 29, 1889

Place of Death: Gainesville, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Burial Place: Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Georgia


Source: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/mrs-general-longstreet.156247/#post-2017139
 
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