United Daughters of the Confederacy

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.), Turner Ashby Chapter #184, Winchester, VA. It includes copies of applications for membership in the local U.D.C. These applications contain sources for researchers of the Civil War and genealogy. Minute books from 1891-1904, 1909-1920, 1926-1962, 1965-1974, 1987-1989, 1993-1996 are in the collection. Various articles and news clippings covering Confederate veterans’ events in Virginia and other southern states are also included.
(11 boxes) Last updated 11/15. DIGITIZED 04/07.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Turner Ashby Chapter #184, UDC is one of the nine chapters of the Virginia Division, which were chartered on November 11, 1897. Prior to that, a group known as "Ladies’ Stonewall Memorial Association" was formed in 1865. Their purpose was to prepare a suitable burial place for all Confederate soldiers who have been buried in scattered locations in the Winchester area. The forerunner of the Turner Ashby Chapter was first organized in 1894 under the leadership of Miss Kate Conrad as an auxiliary to Turner Ashby Camp, Confederate veterans. At this time, members began to assist with the annual June 6th Confederate Memorial Day ceremony.

The Turner Ashby Chapter was originally referred to as Chapter #54, Virginia Division. In 1997, the designation #184 was put into use.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.

CITE AS: United Daughters of the Confederacy Turner Ashby Chapter #184 Collection, 1325 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

Boxes 1 and 2

Descendant files A-Z
See attached list by descendant name
See attached list by veteran name

 

Box 3—Local Area

"Historic Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia," 1 item, printed

Opequon Church, Frederick Co., VA – Dedication services, Oct. 30, 1897, 1 item, printed

"Shenandoah Valley National Bank–A Century of Service, 1866-1966," 1 item, printed

Stonewall Brigade—Battles, 1 item, printed, 4 pages

Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters – Dedication of marble bench, 2 items, printed

UDC, Turner Ashby Chapter – 98th Anniversary, Nov. 11, 1995, 4 leaves, typescript

UDC, Turner Ashby Chapter—News articles, unnumbered pages, printed (photocopy)

"Warren County Civil War Centennial Commemoration," May 19-20, 1962, 1 item, printed

Winchester Female Academy, 1851-1852, 1 item, printed

Women’s Patriotic Aid Society of Staunton, VA, 1 item, printed

Box 3A—Confederate Memorial Day

Grand floral procession – excerpt from Winchester News, June 8, 1866, 4 leaves, typescript

Stonewall Cemetery – Confederate soldiers, 1 item, printed

Alabama Confederate Soldiers buried at Stonewall Cemetery

News clippings, Programs—Confederate Memorial Day, unnumbered leaves, photocopy/printed

Confederate Memorial Day – Program, unnumbered leaves, print

Grand Floral Procession – Excerpt from Winchester News, June 8, 1866 – 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Veterans Parade – poem by G. W. Hendon, reprinted from the Confederate Sailor, Jan., 1925, compliments of Miss Lucy [Kurtz], Winchester, Virginia, 1 item, printed

Box 4

Alexandria, VA – Historic homes and landmarks, 1931, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division, 1929, 1 booklet, printed

Capitols of the South, 1917, 1 item, printed

Civil War Centennial Commission bulletins – April 1960-June 1965, unnumbered items, printed—Did Not Digitize

Civil War Times Illustrated, June 1963, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

Confederate States Post Office Department – Its Stamps and Stationary, by August Dietz, 1948, 1 item, printed

Congressional Record – Address of Hon. A. Willis Robertson at Staunton ,April 10, 1954, 3 pages, printed

The Courier – Newsletter of Children of the Confederacy, 6 booklets, printed—Did Not Digitize

October 1991

Summer 1992

December 1991

September 1992

Spring 1992

October 1992

Davis, Jefferson – folder contains the following:

Jefferson Davis a Character Sketch, by H.H. Smith, no date, printed, 1 item,

District meetings, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

Elmira, NY, Woodlawn Cemetery- List of Confederate Soldiers buried in, 1 item, printed

"Essays on American History," by Mary H. Flournoy, 1956, 1 booklet, printed—Did Not Digitize

Facsimiles, unnumbered items, printed

Flags of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865

History Committee of Grand Camp and Sons of Confederate Veterans – Reports, 1902 and 1938, 2 booklets, printed

Jefferson, Thomas –
The Bloom of Monticello, by Elizabeth H. Sadler, 1926, 1 item, bound, printed
"The Sage of Monticello," 1926, 1 item, printed

 

Lee, Robert E. – folder contains the following:

Robert E. Lee -Soldier, Patriot, Educator, no date, 1 item, printed, published for the Lee Memorial Fund,    Robert E. Lee, A Character Sketch by H. H. Smith,  no date,1 item, printed,

"Lincoln Herald," Summer 1979, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

Monument to Confederate Soldiers, invitation to unveiling, Richmond, VA, Oct. 25, 1902,                        1 item, printed

Box 5

Orchard Lake, Michigan – "The Story of Orchard Lake Community Church," 1959, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

Organization of camps in the United Confederate Veterans, May 1912, 1 booklet, printed

Reunion programs – Grand Camp and Sons of Veterans, 5 booklets, printed

1923

1927

1924

1928

1925

 

Turner Ashby Scrapbook—includes news articles and poetry about Turner Ashby, his service and death, typescript, 55 leaves; transcribed by Patricia Walenista, 2006. Scrapbook housed in Virginia Historical Society, Mss. 5:7 on 3:15; unidentified compiler, Scrapbook, no date—Do Not Copy in Entirety or Publish without Written Permission of Virginia Historical Society
Did Not Digitize

United Daughters of the Confederacy–—Did Not Digitize
"Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Standing Rules," 1958, 1 item, printed
"Handbook," 1959, 1 item, printed

United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine, Sept. 1994, v. LVII, #8, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine, March, 2011, 38 pages, printed (two copies) –Do Not Digitize

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia Division, 1 item, printed—Did Not Digitize

Virginia Municipal Review – 20th annual convention program, Oct. 1925, v. II, #10, 1 booklet, printed

"Women’s Dress in the 1860s," by Diane J. Kelly, 1987, 9 leaves, bound, typescript

Box 6

Attendance Record and Meeting Notes 1900-1908, 1 item, manuscript

Treasurer’s Report–1958-1963, 1 item, manuscript

Box 7

Minute book, 1909-1920, 1 item, bound, manuscript

Minute book, September 1926-December 1931, 1 item, bound, manuscript

Minute book, January 1932-December 1940, 1 item, bound, manuscript

Minute book, February 1941-March 1950, 1 item, bound, manuscript

Minute book, April 1950-February 1962, 1 item, bound, manuscript

Box 8

Minute book, 1965-1974, 1 item, typescript

Minute book, 1987-1989, 1 item, typescript

Minute book, 1993-1995, with some attendance notes (1994-1995), 1 item, typescript and manuscript

Minute book, 1993-1996, with some attendance notes (1995-1996), 1 item, typescript and manuscript

Box 9

Program,

1957

1963

1968

1972-1972

1976-1977

1959

1965

1969

1973-1974

 

1960

1966

1969-1970

1974-1975

 

1962

1967

1970-1971

1975-1976

 

 

 

Yearbooks –Turner Ashby Chapter (#54 until 1996; #184 after 1997)

1963-1964

1985-1986

1993-1994

2000-2001

2010-2011

1978-1979

1986-1987

1994-1995

2001-2002

2011-2012

1979-1980

1988-1989

1995-1996

2002-2003

2013-2014

1981-1982

1989-1990

1996-1997

2003-2004

2014-2015

1982-1983

1990-1991

1975-1998

2004-2005

2015-2016

1983-1984

1991-1992

 

 

1998-1999

 

 

2006-2007

 

1984-1985

1992-1993

1999-2000

2008-2009

 

Box 10

Selected items from scrapbooks, unnumbered items

1949-1979

1965-1968

1983-1985

1994-1995

1940s

1969-1970

1985-1986

1996

1950-1960s

1971-1976

1986-1987

2002

1955

1979-1980

1987-1988

 

1960-1961

1980-1981

1991-1992

 

1963-1965

1982-1983

1992-1993

 

Box 11

Membership certificate – Ada Thompson Cather, March 30, 1929, 1 item, printed with manuscript

Selected items from scrapbooks, unnumbered items

1989-1991

1994-1995

1993-1994

1995

Dixie’s Land—actual size facsimile of the original manuscript of sheet music

United Daughters of the Confederacy–Stonewall Cemetery roster prepared by Lucy F. Kurtz and Ben Ritter

Scrapbook

Mapcase 1 Drawer 6

Charters for Children of the Confederacy June 12, 1967 (reactivated June 28, 1989), includes list of members, manuscript on printed form