United Confederate Veterans Records, 1899-1905


Held by The Filson Historical Society


Creator: United Confederate Veterans

Title: Records, 1899-1905

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 U58b

Scope and Content Note

The United Confederate Veteran records consist of a scrapbook, two minute books, and eight registers from the 1905 UCV Reunion in Louisville. The scrapbook contains correspondence from Confederate veterans around the country as well as from Louisvillians involved in the planning of the reunion. It also includes newspaper clippings related to the reunion and other topics of interest to former Confederates. The minute books contain meeting minutes as well as committee reports. The collection also contains one folder of loose material from the scrapbook and one folder of loose material from the second minute book. Although most of the collection dates from 1904 and 1905, a small amount of correspondence from 1899-1903 is included. The 1905 UCV Reunion was held June 14-16.

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 15 th annual reunion met in Louisville. On June 14-16, 1905, UCV held its fifteenth annual reunion in Louisville. Although the 1905 reunion was smaller than previous reunions, including the 1900 reunion in Louisville, a reported 63,000 people, including veterans and visitors, attended the gathering, despite bad weather on the day of the parade. Although UCV held reunions until 1951, the 1905 reunion was the last one in Kentucky.

Folder List

Folder 1: Minute Book #1

Folder 2: Minute Book #2

Folder 3: Correspondence from Minute Book #2

Folder 4: Receipts from Minute Book #2

Folder 5: Loose Material from Scrapbook

Folder 6: Scrapbook

Folder 7: Register – Alabama

Folder 8: Register – Georgia

Folder 9: Register – Mississippi

Folder 10: Register – Oklahoma

Folder 11: Register – Tennessee

Folder 12: Register – Tennessee

Folder 13: Register – Texas

Folder 14: Register – West Virginia

Folder 15: Register – North Carolina

Folder 16: Register – South Carolina

Folder 17: Register – “C.S. Navy Survivors Association”

Subject Headings

Castleman, John Breckinridge, 1841-1918

Cunningham, Sumner Archibald, 1843-1913

Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916

Leathers, John Hess, 1841-1923

Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908

Railroads – Southern States

United Confederate Veterans

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Veterans

Veterans – Societies, etc.

Young, Bennett Henderson, 1843-1919

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