On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1848

Famous Weddings

James Longstreet

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

  • 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).

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