Louisiana <I>Ransburgh</I> Briggs


Louisiana Ransburgh Briggs

New Madrid County, Missouri, USA
Death 26 Feb 1950 (aged 100)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 13818059 View Source

Civil War figure. A Confederate sympathizer from New Madrid, Missouri she was sent to live with relatives in Columbus, Ohio, to protect her from the dangers of war. Although living in the north her sympathies for the South remained strong. Her brother in law was the caretaker of Camp Chase, a Union military prison located in Columbus. After the war, Union veteran William Knauss going against public opinion established the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery to help preserve the memory of many of the Confederate soldiers who died there. Briggs decorated the Confederate graves at a time when it was still unpopular to honor those who fought for the Confederacy. She became known as the "Veiled Lady of Camp Chase" because she wore a veil on her evening walks to the cemetery to help hide her identity. Her efforts helped keep the memories of these men alive.

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  • Created by: Dave M
  • Added: 1 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13818059
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louisiana Ransburgh Briggs (10 Dec 1849–26 Feb 1950), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13818059, citing Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave M (contributor 46499754) .