(1860–1927), known as “Daisy,” founded the Girl Scouts of the USA, inspired by the Girl Guide scouting troops that first began in Great Britain. Just six months after her birth in Savannah, Georgia, in 1860, the Civil War erupted. The event created tension within her family because her Southern father, who was in the cotton business and owned slaves, was a Confederate soldier, and her mother was from the North with relatives in the Union Army. Before the end of the war, General William T. Sherman personally orchestrated the escape of Low's family to Chicago, where they remained for eight months.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History in Oxford Reference.