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United Daughters of the Confederacy. Anna Jackson Chapter No. 224 (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Records, 1862-1865, 1898-2013.
22.5 cubic ft.
By record type.
Terms Governing Use:
The Anna Jackson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in Tallahassee in 1898 by Caroline Mays Brevard, who became its first president. It was formed as a benevolent society to commemorate and assist Confederate veterans and their families. Today it supports educational programs on the Civil War; collects historical documents of Confederate veterans; participates in battle reenactments; decorates Confederate soldiers' graves; and provides scholarship money.
Records of the Anna Jackson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Tallahassee, Florida include correspondence, minutes, organizational papers, subject files, programs, membership lists, and yearbooks. In addition, the collection contains some records of the Clara Ryder Hayden Chapter, 1930-1934. There are also miscellaneous items, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks pertaining to the United Daughters of the Confederacy or the Civil War. The original Civil War material includes: a 1862 diary of David E. Coombs, 9th Maine Infantry, describing operations around Charleston, S.C.; a letter, 1862, written at Camp Finegan by Evander L. Fletcher, 2nd Florida Infantry Battalion; a letter, 1863, from Capt. J.T. Bernard, 8th Florida Infantry Regiment, requesting a leave of absence; and a journal by John David Cay written while he was held prisoner at Pt. Lookout in Delaware, 1864-1865.
The post-war correspondence related to veterans includes: a letter, 1906, from D. M. Pogue, 2nd Florida Infantry, to Governor Fleming describing the unit's battle flag and its loss at the Battle of Gettysburg; a letter, 1901, from John Jenkins, 3rd South Carolina Cavalry, to Adjutant General Houstoun, with copies of two wartime reports regarding action on Johns Island, South Carolina in November 1863; a letter, 1902, by Washington Mackay Ives, 4th Florida Infantry, to Governor Fleming concerning the battle flag of the First and Fourth Consolidated Florida Regiment; an undated letter by Richard C. Long, 5th Florida Cavalry Battalion, recounting his military service (Box 1, Folder 26); and an undated letter by J.D. Cox, 5th Georgia Cavalry, giving a summary of his service.
Folder listing available.
Additional Physical Form:
Location of Originals/Duplicates:
Mrs. Cofield is the granddaughter of William Henry Kitchens, whose Civil War diary appears in this collection. Mrs. Roberts is the great-granddaughter of John David Cay.
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields:
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Florida Division.
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863. Cotton trade Florida Patriotic societies Florida Women Societies and clubs Florida Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865.
Diaries. aat Scrapbooks. aat Reminiscences. aat Minutes. aat
Camp Finegan (Fla.) Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865 Leon County (Fla.) Tallahassee (Fla.) United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Kitchens, William Henry, 1841-1918
Miller, William, 1820-1909
Cay, John David, 1840-1916
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Clara Ryder Hayden Chapter (Tallahassee, Fla.)