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UDC Memorial Building & Business Office

The Caroline Meriwether Goodlett Library

Historical   ~   Educational   ~   Benevolent   ~   Memorial   ~   Patriotic

UDC Business Office, 328 North Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220-4009
Phone:804-355-1636 Fax:804-353-1396

March 2014

President General Message

Jamie Likins


   My visit to our Business Office in Richmond was from the 12th through the 19th of January. On the 17th of January, it was my pleasure to bring greetings and present our wreath during the Lee-Jackson ceremonies at the State Capitol with Mrs. Gary L. Snyder, Virginia Division President presiding at the Division event. Mr. John Frawner was the guest speaker and the vast array of wreaths presented were beautiful.

   On the 18th, we gathered in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Capitol for the District of Columbia Division ceremony at the Crypt in front of Robert E. Lee’s statue. Joan Traynor, D.C. Division President, conducted the grand ceremony in honor of the 207th birthday of Robert E. Lee and it was the 105th consecutive time this event has been held. The speaker from the National Parks and Recreation Department spoke on the many contributions of Robert E. Lee to the United States of America before the WBTS and to his inspiring character. The speaker admitted he was a “Yankee”, and was fascinated to learn of the many outstanding facts about our Hero and Southern Gentleman. It was an honor to be present at the occasion. Thank you to Donald and Barbara Joyner for driving me to both of these impressive ceremonies.

  Please welcome our newest employee, Teresa E. Roane, archivist, previously employed by the Museum of the Confederacy. We look forward to the “surprises” that will be documented and archived by Teresa from the items that have been donated to our Memorial Building.

 “United We Stand


Massing of the Flags
Form for Bus Transportation

The Isle of Wight Chapter #699 celebrate the chapter's 110th Anniversary

L-R, PG Jamie Likins, Myrna Sharon, President of the The Isle of Wight Chapter #699   and Suzanne Townsend, Virginia Division President, celebrate the chapter's 110th Anniversary  at chapter meeting in Smithfield, VA. 

59th Annual CofC General Convention
Memorial Service 2013
Jackson, Mississippi
July 19, 2013


Front Row L to R: Mrs. Jennie Widowski, Director General, CofC, Miss Jordan Joyner, Miss Danielle Cain, Miss Audrey Joyner, Miss Jessica Sizemore, Mr. Stewart Inman, Miss Loren Sterling, Mrs. Jamesene “Jamie” Likins, President General UDC

Back Row L to R: Mr. Daniel Gallagher, Miss Peyton Sammons, Miss Katie Sterling, Mr. Seth Cook, President General CofC, Miss Susan Melton, Honorary President of General CofC and Mr. A. J. Widowski, Ex-President General, CofC


In attendance at the June 3, 2013, Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Dedication and Ribbon Cutting were, l. to r., Pam Trammel, Vice President General; Jamie Likins, President General; Seth Cook, President General CofC; and Celeste Young, President Mississippi Division.


The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as 1890 -- the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.

The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in Nashville, Tenn., on September 10, 1894, by founders Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett of Nashville and Mrs. Anna Davenport Raines of Georgia. At its second meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in 1895, the Organization changed its name to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on July 18, 1919.
The objects of the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic:

  • To collect and preserve the material necessary for a truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor
  • To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing a proper education
  • To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivor of the War and those dependent upon them
  • To honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States of America
  • To record the part played during the War by Southern women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South
  • To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization

Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause. If you are interested in joining, please fill out our contact form below.

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This updated web page is a project of the "150 Years of Remembrance Committee"
to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.

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