United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938

Collection No.: SC 0133
Creator: United Confederate Veterans

Extent: 1 box; .4 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938, consists of nine folders and two ledger books pertaining to the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) organization.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938, SC 0133, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: This collection is on deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.
Alternate Formats: This collection is also available on Microfilm #1488 and may be used instead of the originals. The microfilm is available in Special Collections.
Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3045.

Bio/Historical Note:

The United Confederate Veterans is a national organization established in 1890 for Confederate veterans, their sons, and their close relatives.

Scope and Content:

The United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1893-1938, consists of nine folders and two ledger books pertaining to the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) organization. The collection includes letters from national and state level headquarters of the UCV and documents from S.B. Gibbons Camp 438, the Harrisonburg chapter of the UCV.

Series 1: National and State Headquarters documents, 1896-1938, contains papers which were sent from the national headquarters in New Orleans, and the state headquarters in Petersburg and Norfolk, Virginia. These papers consist of general orders to all camps, receipts of dues from headquarters, circular letters and notices for state and national reunions and conventions.

Series 2: Papers of S.B. Gibbons Camp 438, 1893-1927, is comprised of documents pertaining to the Harrisonburg UCV chapter. Included in this series are letters from other UCV chapters or "camps," letters from members of Camp 438, and letters from various businesses. Also included are membership rolls and dues records; several lists of applicants for the Southern Cross of Honor, a medal given to Confederate veterans; two ledger books, each containing minutes of meetings, and three folders which contain enclosures from the ledger books and minutes of meeting not recorded in the ledger books. In the folder containing enclosures from the first ledger book is a listing of soldiers killed and wounded in action around Orange Court House, Virginia, in 1864. Also included is a roll of Woodson's Company, McNiell's Squadron of the Partisan Rangers, C.S.A.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: National and State Headquarters documents, 1896-1938
Series 2: Papers of S.B. Gibbons Camp 438, 1893-1927

Contents:

Series 1: National and State Headquarters documents, 1896-1938

Folder Title
Box : Folder
National Headquarters Papers, 1896-1938, undated
1:1
State Headquarters Papers, 1898-1926, undated
1:2

Series 2: Papers of S.B. Gibbons Camp 438, 1893-1927

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Letters from other UCV Camps, 1901-1912, 1923
1:3
Letters from Camp members, various businesses, 1897-1924, undated
1:4
Membership rolls, lists of dues records, lists of Southern Cross of Honor Applicants, 1896-1913, undated
1:5
Miscellaneous Papers, 1897-1907, undated
1:6
Ledger Book 1: Minutes of Camp 438, 1893-1905
1:7
Ledger Book 2: Minutes of Camp 438, 1905-1927
1:8
Enclosures from Ledger Book 1, 1893-1905
1:9
Enclosures from Ledger Book 2, 1905-1927
1:10
Minutes, Records of Business Conducted at Meetings, 1897-1904, undated
1:11

Compiled by: Jere Suter, April 1991