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United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1861-1932

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-009

Content Description

The United Confederate Veterans Collection is a collection that formerly belonged to the Ephemera Collection. It contains items generally relating to the national group, as well as those collected from the Mecklenburg County Confederate Veterans organization, along with materials from the 1929 Confederate Veterans Reunion, which was held in Charlotte. The materials are dated 1861-1932, with the bulk of the collection from the 1920s.


  • 1861 - 1932


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.


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The United Confederate Veterans organization was founded in 1889 to unify the all of the separate groups of confederate veterans, provide relief for veterans and their families, and erect monuments. Reunions were held each year in various southern locations, with the last held in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1951 (as of 2016).

This collection includes artifacts, documents, newspaper clippings, and publications. Materials are dated 1861-1932.


There are six series in this collection:

Series 1, Artifacts, undated- includes one confederate flag

Series 2, Clippings, 1917-1918- newspaper clippings regarding Confederate veterans

Series 3, Reunions, 1890s and 1929- subseries include artifacts, correspondence, and programs relating to reunions

Series 4, Postcards, 1902- contains one Christmas postcard

Series 5, Publications, 1921 and 1929- includes two publications about the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson

Series 6: Club Records, 1861-1865 and 1931-1932- contains lists of officers, record books, and rosters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Related Materials

The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldier’ and Civilians’ Letters and Diaries, 1861-1865. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 973.782)

History, 19th Century—Civil War (1861-1865). (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Muster Rolls and Lists of Confederate Troops Paroled in North Carolina. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1994. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 973.771 MICROFILM)


Sammons, Franklin C. New Georgia Encyclopedia. “Confederate Veteran Organizations.”

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Hannah Cox, 2016.

United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1861-1932
Hannah Cox
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Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA