On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1848

Weddings in History

James Longstreet

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

  • Apr 10 British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).

Samuel Morse

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

Ulysses S. Grant

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