United Daughters of the Confederacy
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The United Daughters of the Confederacy
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as 1890 -- the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.
The objectives of the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic: 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 To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing a proper education To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivor of the War and those dependent upon them To honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States of America 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 To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization
Website at http://www.hqudc.org/