United Confederate Veterans Records, 1900

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.

Historical Note

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 List

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

Subject Headings

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.

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