Louise Wigfall Wright

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Louise Wigfall Wright

in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
December 08, 1846

March 07, 1915


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 o ...more

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A Southern Girl in '61: The...

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