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United Confederate Veterans collection

United Confederate Veterans collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: United Confederate Veterans collection
Creator: United Confederate Veterans
Inclusive Dates: 1891-1906
Bulk Dates: 1903-1906
Language: English
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 half box)
Collection Number: ms23
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of records relating to the United Confederate Veterans from 1891-1906 and contains mostly correspondence among the officers of the organization concerning procedures, policies, reunions, and officers. Includes letters of John B. Gordon, Stephen D. Lee (General commanding), William F. Mickle (Adjutant General and Chief of Staff), Thomas H. Edgar (Adjutant to Mickle), M.R. Turner, Olive Steele, George W. Gordon, H.W. Graber, A.W. Hutton, and Phillip H. Fall.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The United Confederate Veterans was organized in 1889. John B. Gordon, soldier and politician, born in Upson County, Georgia was elected the first Commander-in-chief and served until his death in 1904.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records relating to the United Confederate Veterans from 1891-1906 and contains mostly correspondence among the officers of the organization concerning procedures, policies, reunions, and officers. Also included are letters of John B. Gordon, Stephen D. Lee (General commanding), William F. Mickle (Adjutant General and Chief of Staff), Thomas H. Edgar (Adjutant to Mickle), M.R. Turner, Olive Steele, George W. Gordon, H.W. Graber, A.W. Hutton, and Phillip H. Fall.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United Confederate Veterans collection, ms23, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Acquired from Edward Mandrell in 1950.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America -- History.
Correspondence.
Gordon, George W.
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904
Patriotic societies -- Georgia.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.
Veterans -- Confederate States of America.
Veterans -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letters, 1891 October 18-1903 December 31
Chiefly Gordon to Mickle.
 
12Letters, January 4-December 18, 1905
Chiefly Lee to Mickle.
Chiefly Lee to Mickle.
 
13Letters, January 9-December 20, 1904
General Stephen D. Lee to Mickle.
General Stephen D. Lee to Mickle.
 
14Letters, 1903-1906