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Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens
Birth: Jun. 11, 1832
La Grange
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1899
Aiken
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA

Civil War Figure. The only woman pictured on Confederate States Currency, she was known as the "Queen of the Confederacy". She was considered the beau ideal of the Southern Belle and some claim she was the model for Scarlet O'Hara. Her husband, Francis Pickens, became South Carolina's Governor shortly before the Civil War began. Lucy Pickens donated her jewelry and much effort in aiding the doomed Confederacy. In her honor one South Carolina unit named themselves the Holcombe Legion. After the War, her life saw much tragedy,; her husband died and in 1893 her beloved daughter Francis Eugenia Olga Neva Dugas "Douschka" died in her early 30s. She lingered on for a few more years in her Aiken home, Edgewood before passing on in 1899. She had many suitors in her youth, notable among them being William Crittenden, a West Pointer from Kentucky, and nephew of the United States Attorney General John J. Crittenden. William was executed in Cuba in 1851 as part of a failed Filibuster to "Free" Cuba from Spanish Rule. Lucy Holcombe Pickens went on at the age of 19 to write a novel that favored the cause of Cuban Liberation called "The Free Flag of Cuba". (bio by: LeeWhite) 
 
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  Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805 - 1869)*
 
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Burial:
Edgefield Village Cemetery
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: LeeWhite
Record added: May 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7445463
Lucy Petway <i>Holcombe</i> Pickens
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