John Sergeant Wise

John Sergeant Wise (December 27, 1846 – May 12, 1913) was an American author and leader in Virginia. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Henry Alexander Wise and Sarah Sergeant. He fought in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and represented Virginia in the 48th United States Congress.

Principal literary works

*"Diomed the life, travels, and observations of a dog." 1897
*"The End of an Era." 1899
*"The lion's skin : a historical novel and a novel history." 1905
*"Recollections of Thirteen Presidents." 1906


On November 3 1869 he married Evelyn Byrd Beverly Douglas daughter of Hugh Douglas and Nancy Hamilton. John and Evelyn had nine children, seven sons and two daughters:
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External links

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