History Of The United Confederate Veterans & The UCV

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Confederate Veterans at Jefferson Davis Post Civil War Home "Beauvoir"

Which was used as a Confederate Veterans Soldiers home after his death. This photo is very dear to me as it shows my GGG Grandfather on the second floor balcony, left hand side, second from the left. Martin Wells, 23rd Miss Inf and he is buried at Beauvoir.

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Founded In 1889 The UCV held Local, State and National Reuinons which always featured parades.

 Prior to 1889, Confederate veterans had no national organization similar to the Grand Army of the Republic. (There I mentioned the GAR)  There were many separate Confederate Veterans fraternal and memorial groups existed on a local and regional level. Meeting in New Orleans, LA, in 1889, several of these groups united and formed the United Confederate Veterans Association. The organization was founded to serve as a benevolent, historical, social and literary association. The UCV was active well into the 1940s. Its final reunion was held in Norfolk, VA, in 1951.

Col Scott Statham UCV Camp Flag

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Here is the flag of the UCV Scott Statham Camp, Winona Miss. This is a  very rare flag with a fantastic history. The camp is named in honor of  Gen. Scott Statham of the 15th Miss Inf who died at Vicksburg. According  to newspaper articles and one in the Confederate Veterans magazine,  this flag was made by Mrs. P. S. Dudley who was the General's sister and  was presented to the camp with much fanfare in July of 1901. This flag  is massive measuring 30 x 60 without the frame.