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Children of the Confederacy scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS883

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1966


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


0.2 linear ft. (1 half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Children of the Confederacy scrapbook
Josh Hogan
July 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305