Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: United Confederate Veterans
Title: Records, 1900
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: 1 cubic foot
Locator Number: Mss. BC U58a
Scope and Content Note
The United Confederate Veteran records consist almost entirely of register books from the 1900 reunion held in Louisville, Ky. The sixteen registers cover the states of Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The collection also includes three miscellaneous items also related to the reunion. The 1900 UCV Reunion was held from May 30 to June 3.
The United Confederate Veterans, founded in 1889, was the primary veterans’ organization for former Confederate Soldiers. Every summer, UCV held a reunion and their 10 th annual reunion met in Louisville. Although smaller than some of the earlier gatherings, the 1900 reunion, held from May 30 to June 3, drew over 15,000 veterans and 100,000 guests. General John B. Gordon, Commander-in-Chief of UCV, spoke at the reunion’s opening, and other celebrations included a reenactment of the Battle of Perryville, concerts, balls, and a firework display featuring a thirty-two feet by twenty-feet firework representation of Robert E. Lee. The chairman of the reunion was Bennett H. Young, who later became Commander of the Confederate Veteran Association of Kentucky and Commander-in-Chief of UCV.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous
Folder 2: Register – Florida
Folder 3: Register – Kentucky
Folder 4: Register – Kentucky
Folder 5: Register – Kentucky
Folder 6: Register – Kentucky
Folder 7: Register – Mississippi
Folder 8: Register – Missouri
Folder 9: Register – North Carolina
Folder 10: Register – Oklahoma
Folder 11: Register – South Carolina
Folder 12: Register – Tennessee
Folder 13: Register – Texas
Folder 14: Register – Virginia/Maryland
Folder 15: Register – Virginia
Folder 16: Register – Virginia
Folder 17: Register – West Virginia
Confederate States of America. Army. Morgan’s Cavalry Division
Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908
United Confederate Veterans
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Veterans
Veterans – Societies, etc.