The Louisiana in the Civil War Message Board

Marriage of Gen. Polk's Daughter

Also published in the [Columbia, S.C.] Daily South Carolinian, 3 May 1864, p. 3, c. 3, is the follwoing notice:


At the Trinity Church, Asheville, N. C., April 27, 1864, by Rev. J. Buxton, Lieut. WM. E. HUGER, 1st Louisiana Regulars, to Miss LILLY DEVEREAUX, daughter of Lieut. Gen. Leonidas Polk, C. S. A., all of New Orleans, La."

Poor Gen. Polk was killed within a month at Pine Mountain, Ga. I suspect that this was printed in the South Carolina paper because of the groom. Lt. Huger's family clearly was an old French Huguenot family from the Low Country of South Carolina.