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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M96- 18
Creator: United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Florida Division.
Title, Dates: Scrapbooks, 1900-1935.
Amount: 12.00 v.
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Summary:     These scrapbooks contain information regarding different aspects of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  As keepers of the flame of the "Lost Cause," UDC members collected information regarding the activities of the people of the South during the Civil War as soldiers, families, slaves, civilian war workers, and as victims of the effects of total war.  As a fraternal society, they collected information relating to the history and activities of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Florida Division, and its constituent chapters.
    Some of the early volumes of this collection contain accounts by veterans from all the theaters where Florida troops fought.  Many of these are in the veteran's own hand.  As the years advance there are recountings of these tales by historians of the various chapters as well as second hand, "as told to", accounts by the offspring of those who experienced the war personally.
    Information is not restricted to combat participation, and many essays on the history, myths, politics, symbols and other facets of the entire experience of the southern rebellion are included.  The first volume also includes a brief collection of correspondence that concerns the purchase of land and construction of a monument on the grounds of the Olustee Battlefield.
    The later volumes are more concerned with the functions and history of the United Daughters of the Confederacy organization while continuing with the heritage functions.  These activities are recorded at the national, division, and chapter levels.
    Copies of the indexes included with each volume are available in the case file.
Finding Aids: Copies of the indexes included with each volume are available at the Archives.
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Subject Access Fields: Olustee (Fla.), Battle of, 1864.
Fraternal organizations.
Scrapbooks. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
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