Maria Louisa “Louise” <I>Garland</I> Longstreet

Maria Louisa “Louise” Garland Longstreet

Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Dec 1889 (aged 62)
Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
Burial Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
Plot Block 3, Lot 36, Grave 6
Memorial ID 10962283 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Louisa “Louise” Garland Longstreet (16 Mar 1827–29 Dec 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10962283, citing Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Evening Blues (contributor 46587085) .