Born out of the Daughters of the Confederacy in Missouri and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee, the United Daughters of the Confederacy®
(UDC) aims to preserve the history of the South, to support veterans who served in the War between the States, and to strengthen the bonds of friendship between its members. Membership is open to women descendent from those who fought in the War between the States or those who served honorably for the cause.
Since 1890, chapters have formed throughout the country, from Texas to Alabama and Ohio to North Carolina. From aiding Red Cross Efforts in World War II to offering assistance to veterans and their families, the UDC understands the importance of community and patriotism. In addition to the physical preservation of memorial sites and graves, the UDC maintains its historical, patriotic, benevolent, memorial, and educational objectives by speaking in schools, writing papers, publishing historical documents, and providing scholarships to exceptional young people.
Adding new and updated information to the long-out-of-print volume, the national organization has compiled an exhaustive number of notable ancestral records. This collection of biographies and photos is an impressive memorial to Confederate veterans. Whether you are a Southern history enthusiast, a son or daughter of the Confederacy, or a genealogy buff, you will discover a wealth of information in this volume about the lineal heritage, personal lives, and military efforts of the men who served in the War between the States.
About the Editors
Jamesene E. “Jamie” Likins serves as president general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy®
. She attended the Univesity of Florida and lives in Palm Coast, Florida.
With a background in the publishing and marketing industries, Lynda Moreau serves as general chairman of ways and means for the UDC. A Southerner through and through, she is an active member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy® and several other lineage organizations. Moreau is the editor of The Confederate Cookbook: Family Favorites from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Sweetly Southern: Delicious Desserts from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, both published by Pelican. She lives in Metairie, Louisiana, with her husband and two children.