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This collection contains membership applications for the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Biographical/Historical Note

The two membership applications in this collection are for Ms. Nettie P. Steele Dortch. The first United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter in Arkansas and the second west of the Mississippi River was Pat Cleburne Chapter 31, chartered on March 7, 1896, in Hope, Hempstead County. As with all Arkansas chapters, the objectives remain the same: historical, educational, benevolent, memorial, and patriotic. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was the outgrowth of consolidating benevolent organizations and auxiliaries of United Confederate Veterans Camps, which were formed after the Civil War. An ongoing activity of the organization is the placing of monuments at historic sites, such as Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC and the site of the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. In addition to funding the placing of monuments in Arkansas (such as the Conway Confederate Monument on the grounds of the Faulkner County Courthouse in Conway, erected by the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the UDC in 1925), the Arkansas UDC became active in restoring monuments and signs erected in the past. During the latter part of the twentieth century, the Arkansas UDC restored the Little Rock, Pulaski County Confederate Veterans Home sign, the Capital [Capitol] Guards Monument at MacArthur Museum, and the Arkadelphia Confederate Monument.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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United Daughters of the Confederacy membership applications, SMC.046.016


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

United Daughters of the Confederacy membership applications, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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