Children of the Confederacy scrapbook
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Children of the Confederacy scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Children of the Confederacy. Georgia Division.
Title: Children of the Confederacy scrapbook
Dates: 1966
Quantity: 0.2 linear ft. (1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS883

Biographical/Historical Note

The Children of the Confederacy is a youth auxiliary of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, founded in 1896. The organization is open to those "who are descendants of men or women who honorably served the Confederate States of America in the Army, Navy or Civil capacity." Their creed includes the intention to "pledge ourselves to preserve pure ideals; to honor the memory of our beloved veterans; to study and teach the truths of history (one of the most important of which is that the war between the states was not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery), and always to act in a manner that will reflect honor upon our noble and patriotic ancestors." The largest Georgia chapter to receive a charter by 1965 was the Abbeville chapter with 35 members. In 1965 the State of Georgia Convention of the Children of the Confederacy was held in Macon, Georgia, and the General Convention was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one scrapbook of the Children of the Confederacy of Georgia, dated 1966. Georgia chapters covered in the scrapbook include: Centennial Chapter No. 646 (Abbeville); Margaret Mitchell Chapter No. 612 (Albany); Alfred Holt Colquitt, Jr. No. 493 (Atlanta); Julia Jackson No. 1 (Atlanta); Emma Sheppard Burns No. 175 (Clarksville); Jefferson Davis No. 587 (Fitzgerald); Tara Chapter No. 385 (Jonesboro); Dixie Lee Chapter No. 446 (Macon); Dorothy Blount Lamar (Macon); Magnolia Chapter No. 379 (Moultrie); Empire State Guards No. 623 (Springfield); and Emmanuel Rangers No. 626 (Swainsboro). Items in the scrapbook include newspaper clippings, chapter histories, and memorial day programs.

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia
Children of the Confederacy. Georgia Division.
Confederate States of America--History--Societies, etc.
Youth--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Children of the Confederacy scrapbook, MSS 883, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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11Children of the Confederacy, Georgia scrapbook, 1966