Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1848

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Mar 20 King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez
  • Apr 10 British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York

Inventor Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 22 Soldier and later US President Ulysses Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant