"the United Daughters of the Confederacy had raised money for this statue"

The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded by Carolina Meriwether Goodlett and Anna Davenport Raines in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10, 1894. Initially called the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, it changed its name at the second meeting in 1895.

Members must be blood descendants of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy, or Civil Services during the Civil War on the Confederate side.

The aim of the organization is to preserve and collect material to build a truthful history of the Civil War, to mark places of Confederate valor, to assist descendants of deserving confederates in obtaining an education, to show gratitude towards the survivors of the War, to honor those of the Confederate States of America who died in action, to bring to life the part played by Southern women during the War, and to maintain friendships formed by members of the organization.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy motto is “Love, Live, Pray, Think, Dare.”

Submitted by student author, Lauren Lawson