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Maria Louisa Garland Longstreet
Birth: Mar. 16, 1827
Fort Snelling
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1889
Gainesville
Hall County
Georgia, USA

Mrs. Longstreet Dead
A Distinguished Georgia Lady Passes Away
Gainesville, GA, December 30 -- Special -- The queen city of the mountains mourns over the death of Mrs. Maria Louise LONGSTREET, consort of General James LONGSTREET, who passed peacefully away last evening at nine o'clock, at the Piedmont hotel, in this city, surrounded by her husband and
her loving children.

Mrs. LONGSTREET has been confined to her room several months and bore her suffering patiently and with Christian resignation. She was a lady of rare and varied accomplishments, and in her death Gainesville loses a bright
ornament in society. Her maiden name was GARLAND, a daughter of General John GARLAND, of the United States army, and a distinguished citizen of Virginia. She was born on the 16th day of March, 1827, at Fort Snelling,Minn., and was married to General LONGSTREET in Lynchburg, VA, on March
8th, 1848. She accompanied the general while engaged in the Mexican war. She was not unaccustomed to rumors of war or the din and smoke of battle for she was near to the general while his sword gleamed for four long years in defense of his country during the civil war. Prior to this time she was
on the frontier with her husband, where he was engaged fighting Indians.
She leaves five children - four sons, John Garland, Robert Lee, James and Randolph, and one daughter, Lula. Alta Vista cemetery will be her last resting place, where her remains will be interred tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Spotswood Garland (1793 - 1861)
  Harriet Margaret Smith Garland (1799 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  James Longstreet (1821 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  John G. Longstreet (1848 - 1918)*
  Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1850 - 1862)*
  William Dent Longstreet (1853 - 1854)*
  James Longstreet (1857 - 1862)*
  Mary Anne Longstreet (1860 - 1862)*
  Robert Lee Longstreet (1863 - 1940)*
  James Longstreet (1865 - 1922)*
  Fitz Randolph Longstreet (1869 - 1951)*
  Maria Louisa Longstreet Whelchel (1872 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Spotswood Garland (1823 - 1897)*
  Henrietta Virginia Garland Nichols (1824 - 1843)*
  Maria Louisa Garland Longstreet (1827 - 1889)
  Hudson Martin Garland (1830 - 1861)*
  Chauncey Payne Garland (1835 - 1835)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alta Vista Cemetery
Gainesville
Hall County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Block 3, Lot 36, Grave 6
 
Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: May 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10962283
Maria Louisa <i>Garland</i> Longstreet
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Maria Louisa <i>Garland</i> Longstreet
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Maria Louisa <i>Garland</i> Longstreet
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- Sherry
 Added: May. 11, 2015
Mrs. Maria Louisa Garland Longstreet
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015

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