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Louise Sophie "Luly" Wigfall Wright
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1846
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1915
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Wife of Judge D. Giraud Wright. Louise "Luly" Wigfall was the daughter of Senator and General Louis Trezevant Wigfall, the fire-eating secessionist Texas senator, and Charlotte Maria Cross. Born in Rhode Island and raised in Texas, she lived in the Confederate capital during the Civil War and is mentioned frequently in Mary Chestnut's famous "Diary from Dixie" where she was briefly linked romantically with General John Bell Hood. After the war, she exiled with her family to London before returning to the states and marrying Daniel Giraud Wright in 1871. She was a founding member of the Maryland chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and a staunch defender of the "Lost Cause." In 1905 she published a well-received best-selling memoir of her war experiences titled "A Southern Girl in '61" which even today is an often cited and quoted reference to life inside the Confederate circles of power. She entertained lavishly and was at the pinnacle of Baltimore high society. Her only child was attorney W.H. De Courcy Wright. She was injured in an automobile accident which killed her only grandson and died nine months later of heart trouble at her home in Baltimore. Her death certificate listed her occupation as "Lady." 
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  Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816 - 1874)
  Daniel Giraud Wright (1840 - 1922)*
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Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery
Owings Mills
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
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Record added: Nov 29, 2008
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