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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Alabama Division, records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1472

Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographies of thirty-nine prominent Civil War-era figures from Alabama, as well as biographies of the War Governors, A.B. Moore and Thomas Hill Watts, Generals John B. Gordon and George Harrison, Admiral Raphael Semmes, and Major John Pelham. The information contained in the biographies is not always factual or verified.

The collection also contains correspondence to and from Mrs. Annie Rowan Forney Daugette, chairman of the committee who assembled the collection, concerning the project, correspondence from family members during the prescribed period, biographical information on the men in question, copies of obituaries, eulogies, final tributes and pictures (some with negatives) of the gentlemen, their families, final resting places and monuments. Not all of the folders contain all of the above mentioned material.

Dates

  • 1938-1957

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

None

Biographical / Historical

The Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was begun when Mrs. Sallie Jones was requested by R. Gaillard, the Commander, and J.F. Foster, Adjutant, of Camp Franklin K. Beck, No. 224, United Confederate Veterans at Camden, Alabama, to organize a Society of Daughters of the Confederacy as an auxiliary to the Camp of Confederate Veterans. She obtained a charter dated 26 March 1886. A chapter at Selma, Alabama, had also been given a charter. A state division (of seven chapters) was formed within the year and the first state convention took place in Alabama in Montgomery on 18 April 1897.

Mrs. C.W. Daugette (Annie Rowan Forney) was a charter member of the General John H. Forney Chapter of Jacksonville, Alabama, which was formed in February 1902. She was the daughter of General Forney for whom the chapter was named. She was the chairman of the “Biographies of Alabama’s Generals in the War Between the States” Committee from its inception in 1938 to the time the biographies were donated to The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, by the Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1957.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (254 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains biographies of thirty-nine prominent Civil War-era figures from Alabama and correspondence to and from Mrs. Annie Daugette, chair of the committee in charge of the project.

Provenance

Gift of Alabama Division of United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1958
Title
Guide to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Alabama Division, records
Status
Completed
Date
July 1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500