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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents

 Collection
Identifier: W-0034

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.

The majority of the legal documents are related to David F. Shall and W. W. Adams. Notable records include an 1866 employment agreement between Shall and Silas Barbee, a freedman, and a notice about employment requirements written by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. A typed affidavit suggests that these records were typed copies of legal records in the possession of Mrs. D. F. S. Galloway. Further notes suggest that this collection was compiled in 1948 by the Little Rock Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division.

The memoirs included are copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate veterans. Affidavits attached to many of the typescripts note that the documents were transcribed by the Little Rock Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, between 1934 and 1941.

Group I contains the memoirs of eleven Confederate soldiers, one written by a woman, and an account of the Red River Riot, a race riot that occurred in Coushatta, Louisiana in 1874. The memoirs are by: David Thomas Brunson; Giles Buckner Cooke; John Glover; A. l. Harper; Samuel GIdeon Marsh; Daniel McLeod; A. F. Morgan; Benjamin Franklin Red; Adolphus Robert Tomlinson; Ida Loving Turner; Benjamin Franklin Watson; and James H. Williams.

Group II contains the memoirs of eleven more soldiers, four more written by women, and one about the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The memoirs are by: Edward B. Blanks; Mary Catherine Case; James Combs; David Burton Coulter; John Foster; Felix M. Hanley; Stan C. Harley; J. M. Jackson; William Henry Jarrett; Lucy Johnson; John N. Johnston; Henry O'Bar and Rebecca Jane Anderson O'Bar; Anna Rivers Talbott; F. T. Vaughn; and Mary Adams Yarbrough.

Dates

  • 1848-1941

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is a women's lineage society and heritage association dedicated to honoring the memory of those who served in the military and died in service to the Confederate States of America (CSA). UDC began as the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, organized in 1894 by Caroline Meriwether Goodlett and Anna Davenport Raines. It was related to older lineage societies such as the Daughters of the Confederacy in Missouri and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.

According to its original founding, the objectives of the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic: 1. To collect and preserve the material necessary for a truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor; 2. To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing a proper education; 3. To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivors of the War and those dependent upon them; 4. To honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States of America; 5. To record the part played during the War by Southern women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South; and 6. To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "United Daughters of the Confederacy." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Oct. 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013.

Extent

0.7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

There are other books and documents in the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection and in the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library relating to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. See staff for assistance.

General

Title on phase box spines: Various Arkansas Legal Documents - 1848-1873; Unpublished Confederate Documents - Group I; and Unpublished Confederate Documents - Group II

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents
Status
Completed
Date
October 2013
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