On this day in Alabama history: United Daughters of the Confederacy founded

On this day in Alabama history: United Daughters of the Confederacy founded
First White House of the Confederacy, 625 Washington St. (moved from Bibb & Lee Streets), Montgomery. (Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Collection)

March 26, 1896

The Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded by Camden resident Sallie Jones. Founded a year and a half after the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Alabama Division was created to preserve and honor the memory of the Confederate States of America and its soldiers who served in the Civil War. The organization started with seven chapters and, as of 2006, had 1,710 members spread among 58 chapters. Notable projects from the organization’s history include the preservation of Confederate Memorial Park near Marbury, raising funds for numerous battlefield monuments and memorials throughout Alabama and providing books, scholarships and awards to students across the state.

Read more at Encyclopedia of Alabama.

For more on Alabama’s Bicentennial, visit Alabama 200.

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