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State-Level Chapters of Confederate Memorial Groups

Wadesboro, North Carolina, Chapter of UDC

Members of the Frank Bennett Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Wadesboro, North Carolina, pose beneath a Confederate battle flag in this undated photograph apparently taken by a local photographer.

Original Author: Bland (Wadesboro, North Carolina)

Created: Probably late-nineteenth to early twentieth century

Medium: Albumen photographic print

Courtesy of Virginia Museum of History and Culture

United Daughters of the Confederacy Correspondence

A letter postmarked May 2, 1922, bears the printed return address of Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson, the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. An image of the first Confederate national flag, or the Stars and Bars, accompanies the return address. Wilson was writing to Major General William A. Smith, a Confederate veteran who was then serving as the commander of the North Carolina Division of the United Confederate Veterans. This envelope is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.

Original Author: Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson

Created: 1922

Medium: Envelope with printed return address

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

United Confederate Veterans Leader

The Confederate Civil War veteran, William A. Smith, who had served as a private in Company C of the 14th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, poses for a photographic portrait about 1930. Smith, who was wounded in 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill, holds a crutch in his left hand. When this photograph was taken, he was serving as the commander of Anson Camp No. 846 of United Confederate Veterans (UCV) in Wadesboro, North Carolina, as well as commander of the North Carolina Division of the UCV. A celluloid pin attached to the photograph's mat bears the image of Smith flanked by two Confederate flags—the Confederate battle flag on the right and the third national flag of the Confederacy (known as the Blood-Stained Banner) on the left. The pin also contains the refrain of North Carolina veterans who boasted of having taken an active role throughout the war: "First at Bethel," one of the earliest battles of the Civil War in 1861, and "Last at Appomattox," where Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865.

This photograph, attached to a letter written to Smith by Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson, the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1930

Medium: Gelatin silver print and celluloid pin

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

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  • Wadesboro, North Carolina, Chapter of UDC

    Members of the Frank Bennett Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Wadesboro, North Carolina, pose beneath a Confederate battle flag in this undated photograph apparently taken by a local photographer.

    Original Author: Bland (Wadesboro, North Carolina)

    Created: Probably late-nineteenth to early twentieth century

    Medium: Albumen photographic print

    Courtesy of Virginia Museum of History and Culture

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy Correspondence

    A letter postmarked May 2, 1922, bears the printed return address of Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson, the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. An image of the first Confederate national flag, or the Stars and Bars, accompanies the return address. Wilson was writing to Major General William A. Smith, a Confederate veteran who was then serving as the commander of the North Carolina Division of the United Confederate Veterans. This envelope is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.

    Original Author: Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson

    Created: 1922

    Medium: Envelope with printed return address

    Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

  • United Confederate Veterans Leader

    The Confederate Civil War veteran, William A. Smith, who had served as a private in Company C of the 14th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, poses for a photographic portrait about 1930. Smith, who was wounded in 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill, holds a crutch in his left hand. When this photograph was taken, he was serving as the commander of Anson Camp No. 846 of United Confederate Veterans (UCV) in Wadesboro, North Carolina, as well as commander of the North Carolina Division of the UCV. A celluloid pin attached to the photograph's mat bears the image of Smith flanked by two Confederate flags—the Confederate battle flag on the right and the third national flag of the Confederacy (known as the Blood-Stained Banner) on the left. The pin also contains the refrain of North Carolina veterans who boasted of having taken an active role throughout the war: "First at Bethel," one of the earliest battles of the Civil War in 1861, and "Last at Appomattox," where Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865.

    This photograph, attached to a letter written to Smith by Mrs. Thomas W. Wilson, the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1930

    Medium: Gelatin silver print and celluloid pin

    Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division