Below is a C&P from a post I put up on 'the Blitz' site, I suddenly thought, Ahhh! maybe this is where I should have posted it given all the indepth knowledge on display here, ... Salute Sirs, Salute!
Something late entering the brainbox was maybe not a wife but a Mistress, anyhow any help either way would be appreciated, as I say it's Bugging me somewhat now.
This is now starting to bug me.
I seem to remember reading many, many years ago that General Beauregard shot his wife dead on catching her with a lover, his defence at trial (in Louisiana) was that it's easier to shoot 1 unfaithful Wife than lots of Lovers, and he was acquitted! Anyone come across that anywhere?
A subsequent Google on Wikipedia failed to find any mention of the incident, and Ironclad has suggested may be “It was Dan Sickles. Union general.”, but he shot the lover, and I’m certain the whole point behind the story was that it was a ‘Wife’ (I must admit as a child I was impressed with the logic!) and that it could only happen in Louisiana sort of thing.
Can anyone out there help?
All the Best