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Catalog Number HRHS-153
Collection United Confederate Veterans Collection
Object Name Collection
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
The United Confederate Veterans was founded in 1889 to serve as a benevolent, historical, social and literary association. The UCV was active well into the 1940s. Its final reunion was held in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1951.

The primary functions of the organization were to provide for widows and orphans of former Confederate soldiers, preserve relics and mementos, care for disabled former soldiers, preserve a record of the service of its members, and organize reunions and fraternal gatherings. At its height, membership in the organization was approximately 160,000 former Confederate soldiers organized into 1,885 local camps. A privately produced magazine called Confederate Veteran was popular with UCV members, with articles about events during the war and providing a forum for lost comrades to locate one another.

Between 1892 and 1899 the UCV waged throughout the South a successful campaign against the use of public school textbooks that they deemed pro-Northern or anti-Southern. In particular, the UCV promoted histories of the Civil War that portrayed secession as a constitutional measure and that described the Confederacy as an honorable effort to preserve American liberty.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection contains minutes and publications pertaining to the Confederate Veterans of the Civil War


COLLECTION INVENTORY:
Folder 1:
-Roster of Virginia Pensioners of All Classes: 1909
-Roster of Confederate Pensioners of Virginia: 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922

Folder 2:
Minutes of Annual Meetings of the United Confederate Veterans: 1894, 1895, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1909
Folder 3:
Minutes of Annual Meetings of the United Confederate Veterans: 1910-1911
Folder 4:
Program for the reunion of Confederate Veterans of Virginia and Sons of Confederate Veterans: 1935 (2 copies)
Folder 5:
-Itemized Statement of Receipts and Expenditures in account with United Confederate Veterans: 1903, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917
-The Statutes which Authorize Payments to Officers and Others: 1912
Folder 6:
Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Grand Camp Confederate Veterans: 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1907
Folder 7:
Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Grand Camp Confederate Veterans: 1911, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923
Folder 8:
Reunion books for the Annual Meeting of Organization of Camps in the United Confederate Veteran Association: 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917
Folder 9:
-Constitution of S. B. Gibbons Camp No. 438, United Confederate Veterans, 1894
-Official Report of the History Committee of the Grand Camp C. V., Department of Virginia, by Dr. Hunter McGuire, 1899
-Regulation Uniforms for United Confederate Veterans and United Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1902
-Official Report of the History Committee of the Grand Camp, C. V., Department of Virginia, by Hon. George L. Christian: On the Treatment and Exchange of Prisoners, 1902
-Official Report of the History Committee of the Grand Camp, C. V. Department of Virginia, by Hon. George Christian: North Carolina and Virginia in the Civil War, 1903
-The Battle of Boonsboro Gap or South Mountain, an address by Judge George G. Grattan of Harrisonburg, VA on May 20, 1910
-Handbook of the Virginia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1923
Folder 10:
Ledger for S. B. Gibbons Camp, 1900-1915
Folder 11:
Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, Richmond, VA, Report of Board of Visitors: 1914, 1915, 1917
Folder 12:
Confederate Veteran Magazine, August 1932, September-October 1932

Title United Confederate Veterans Collection